Olympics-IOC executive recommends Russia not fly flag at Games

File Russia's Aleksandr Krushelnitckii

The IOC left open the possibility of reinstatement ahead of the closing ceremony if the Russians met a series of criteria, and Russian athletes were allowed to participate under the Olympic flag.

'These are cases of negligence and there is no indication for a systemic doping affair here or any involvement of the Olympic Athletes from Russia leadership or the Russian Olympic Committee.' Curler Alexandr Krushelnitckii and bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva both tested positive during the Games.

Russians have been competing as neutral athletes at the Games, their Olympic status suspended, as IOC punishment for years of drug scandals involving allegations that Russia ran a systematic, state-backed drug-cheating program.

At the closing ceremony, Russians will have to parade in a grey Olympic Athletes from Russia uniform under the Olympic flag, instead of marching down under the white, blue and red tricolor as Team Russia.

Why was Russia's Olympic Committee banned?

Bach said the positive tests from curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, and women's bobsleigh pilot Nadezhda Sergeyeva, were the "key factor" in the decision not to immediately lift the ban.

Two Russian athletes failed drug tests during the games.

Numerous IOC members spoke in support of the executive's decision including Russian Shamil Tarpischev and former Vice President John Coates.

Читайте также: Don't fret -- BC wines unlikely to dry up here

Letting them do so would be the IOC's "worst decision", he said. In fact, the issue has been so prevalent that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko announced that there will be a Russian Olympics held for those banned from competing at PyeongChang.

"In light of the situation, we consider that the restoration of the rights of the ROC and all Russian athletes will be the main result of the Olympic Games that are ending today", it added.

Now they are waiting for the end of the check of skiers' and hockey players' tests, if there are no problems, then the decision to reinstate the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee will be made automatically.

Reacting to the IOC's decisions on Russia, Rodchenkov's lawyer, Jim Walden, said in a statement: "Thomas Bach was a drowning man, but finally cooler heads within the International Olympic Committee threw him a life preserver".

"The IOC would have considered lifting the suspension because the OAR delegation has respected the December 5 decision".

In a statement issued on Sunday night, Wada said it "acknowledges" the IOC's latest move but has highlighted that Russian Federation is still not adhering to the World Anti-Doping Code. And they're doing so in an arena filled with fans hoisting Russian flags. "The acrimony caused by Bach's mismanagement should be his undoing".

"I would like to thank our athletes who were able to perform well even despite the provocations", Zhukov said.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli navy kills Palestinian off Gaza coast
Мар 01, 2018 - 12:34
Israel has maintained a blockade of the Gaza Strip, which is dominated by Hamas Islamists, for more than a decade. Fishing is one of the biggest industries in the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave of nearly 2 million inhabitants.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague
Мар 01, 2018 - 12:30
Czech police confirmed a 67-year-old foreigner was being held after being detained based on a Turkish Interpol notice. The PKK has waged a decades-long armed fight against the Turkish state that has killed tens of thousands of people.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MWC 18: Vivo India unveils APEX FullView concept
Мар 01, 2018 - 12:10
But there's more: Vivo has removed the integrated speaker into the front of the display and instead the screen acts as a speaker. Another way that Vivo has decreased its bezel size is by getting rid of the top-speaker which is normally used for phone calls.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Messi stellar, Suarez hat trick as Barca triumph By
Мар 01, 2018 - 12:09
During his time at Liverpool it was very much clear he was the kind of player suited to Lionel Messi and co's style of play. We want to do the best we can,"he said". "Both [Coutinho and Dembele] are players we have high hopes for", Valverde added.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Billy Graham, reaching the last person in the last row
Мар 01, 2018 - 09:49
Billy Graham's visitation and funeral. "I just wanted to tell them how much I appreciated the love for my family", he said. Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) Receives Daily News Impact Score of
Фев 26, 2018 - 09:48
Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.02 and $-0.02, respectively, according to 5 analysts. Moors Cabot Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 26,700 shares. 1832 Asset Lp holds 530,000 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five takeaways from Duke's win over Syracuse on Saturday
Фев 26, 2018 - 09:46
The 2015 Blue Devils made a late-season adjustment in switching to a zone defense, and rode that wave to a national title . In doing so, the Blue Devils turned a 9-point halftime lead into another convincing win - its fifth in a row.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rally for Tina Fontaine to be held in Vancouver on Saturday
Фев 26, 2018 - 09:45
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1,017 indigenous women and girls were murdered between 1980 and 2012. Her body was pulled from the Red River on August 17, wrapped in a blanket weighed down with rocks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea
Фев 26, 2018 - 09:43
The statement said homes in the region were "a mix of vulnerable and quake resistant construction". An natural disaster measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states on March 23
Фев 26, 2018 - 09:39
Besides these, the Election Commission has also announced by-poll for the Kerala Rajya Sabha seat vacated by MP Veerendra Kumar. As 58 MPs, including three Nominated and one Independent, are set to retire in April, the Rajya Sabha math is going to change.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pak army asks Uri residents to vacate homes
Фев 26, 2018 - 09:29
Officials said that a special camp has been set up a few kilometres away from the affected villages to house the displaced people. Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Nasir Naqash confirmed hearing about the announcements from the Pakistan side.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E-cigarettes 'can leak toxic metals into vapers' lungs', scientists warn
Фев 25, 2018 - 02:26
Advocates also argue - with mixed evidence - that vaping has helped people quit or cut down on tobacco, representing a net good . However, a study that claimed vaping was 95 percent healthier than smoking was widely criticized .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump On Kushner's Clearance: Jared's 'Outstanding,' But It's Up To John Kelly
Фев 25, 2018 - 02:24
Much, but not all, of Kushner's work on the two issues singled out by Kelly are handled at those lower levels, the official said. But he gets zero. "But the hardest deal to make of any kind is between the Israelis and Palestinians", Trump said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA tennis 'mostly liable' in Bouchard fall
Фев 25, 2018 - 02:23
Bouchard flashed a smile as she left the courtroom and said she was pleased with the results. She left the courthouse on Thursday without commenting.

Newcastle United's late letdown ends in a 2-2 draw vs. Bournemouth
Фев 25, 2018 - 02:18
The away side came under incessant pressure and their resolve was broken with a minute of normal time remaining. Then, after a defensive scramble from Newcastle United , Dan Gosling buried an equalizer in the 89th minute.