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By Chineze Ogugua

Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee though athletes that are clean can participate as neutrals.

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This comes after an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia in Sochi.

IOC president Thomas Bach and his board made the announcement on Tuesday, which was condemned in Russia by some politicians urging a boycott of the Games, though other officials have welcomed the chance for ‘clean’ athletes to take part.

The Winter Olympic Games in South Korea will start on the 9th of February, 2018.

 

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