Huge news this afternoon. Russia has been completely banned from the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea. This comes after an investigation into a massive doping scandal during the 2014 Sochi Olympic games. Some Russian athletes who are deemed ‘clean’ may be able to compete under a generic Olympic flag and with generic uniforms. Even if they win there will still be no medals counted as ‘Russia’ in these games and the Russian anthem will not play at the opening ceremonies. This is a full run down of all the punishment the Russian team will receive.
This is the harshest punishment the I.O.C has ever handed down on a national team.