Sunday, 20 October, 2019

IOC lifts suspension of Russia's Olympic Committee

Vladimir Putin greeted ice hockey players at a ceremony in the Kremlin IOC lifts suspension of Russia's Olympic Committee
Shannon Reynolds | 02 March, 2018, 16:15

Walden said IOC President Thomas Bach and the movement "treat Russian Federation and its glaring acts of aggression with cowardice and appeasement".

A short IOC statement said: "The final notification of all remaining test results from the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) delegation has been received from the Doping-Free Sport Unit (DFSU)".

"Weakness in the face of evil results in no good outcomes", Walden said.

The IOC allowed more than 160 athletes it determined were clean to compete in Sochi as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" in Pyeongchang earlier this month with a prohibition on the national anthem or flag in venues. "What Russia did at Sochi was evil directed at the Olympics and clean athletes".

Vitaly Smirnov, the head of an anti-doping commission set up by Russian President Vladimir Putin, did acknowledge on Wednesday that "we have a long way to go to get rid of the mistakes, which we made in the past".

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Zhukov also said that the Russian side was under an enormous pressure before the start of the Olympics.

Meanwhile Stanislav Pozdnyakov, head of the team of Russian athletes who competed at the Games, assured the International Olympic Committee the positive tests were "more to do with negligence than malicious intent".

The IOC ruled on Wednesday, February 28, to reinstate the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee. "We had to meet many demands before and during the Games". "It's a decision of the utmost importance for us".

A possibility to boycott the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang was never an option for Russia and was not on the agenda, Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), told TASS on Thursday. "The ROC is an absolutely full-fledged member of the Olympic family".

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