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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland --- Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping program, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came just 65 days ahead of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In announcing the decision, IOC president Thomas Bach accused Russia of perpetrating an unprecedented attack on the integrity

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