“The Russians will be allowed to participate at the Olympics in just under a neutral flag

Membership of the Russian Olympic Committee suspended

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Russian athletes can perform at the Olympic winter games in 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang under a neutral flag, a decision was taken by the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lausanne, the press service of the IOC on Tuesday.

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday adopted the decision to remove the ROC from participation in the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, according to a release from the IOC.

“Decided to suspend membership of the Russian Olympic Committee. The decision takes effect immediately. Russian athletes will be invited to the Olympics in 2018 in Pyeongchang in accordance with a number of strict rules”, – the document says.

“Membership of the Russian Olympic Committee suspended the athletes from Russia will compete under a neutral flag,” – said in the message.

Mutko allowed to participate in Olympic events, membership Zhukov suspended

Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko will not be able to participate in any activities at future Olympic games

“The decision to exclude the former Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko and his former Deputy Yury Nagornykh from any participation in future Olympic games”, – stated in the document.

In addition, the IOC made the decision “to suspend membership in the IOC the President of the ROC Alexander Zhukov”.

The Commission the IOC will define “clean” athletes

A list of clean athletes from Russia, which will be invited to the Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang under the Olympic flag will determine the special Commission, according to a release from the IOC.

“The list of invited athletes (from Russia – Interfax) will be made at the discretion of the Commission, headed by Valerie Forneron. The Commission will include representatives of WADA, DFSU (Doping Free Sport Unit) and the IOC Dr. Richard Budgett”,- stated in the message.

Based on what insights the IOC

The head of the Commission of the International Olympic Committee to investigate doping scandal Samuel Schmid said that the decision on the Russian team made not only on the basis of the testimony of the former head of the Russian anti-doping center Gregory Rodchenkov.

“I want to emphasize that the conclusions of our investigation based not only on the testimony of Mr. Rodchenkova, but on documentary evidence and other evidence,” said Schmid at a press conference on Tuesday.

According to him, among such evidence includes scientific evidence, as well as correspondence and other documentary evidence.

“In their conclusions we have also included the readings, which are supported by other evidence,” added Schmid.

OCD will be charged a $15 million

The international Olympic Committee intends to collect from the Olympic Committee of Russia of 15 million dollars, said the head of the IOC Thomas Bach.

“We’re going to collect $ 15 million from the Olympic Committee of Russia for the establishment of the international Agency for doping testing for the strengthening of international anti-doping activities,” said Bach at a press conference on Tuesday.

Earlier in November the World anti-doping Agency decided not to restore the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), as was done two points of the Road map. However, in June the journalist the opportunity to plan and conduct testing on the territory of the Russian Federation under the supervision of the designated international experts WADA and UK anti-doping Agency. The international Association of athletics federations also restored the membership of the all-Russian athletics Federation because of the decision to WADA.

As expected, the decision the IOC can affect the decision of the International Paralympic Committee on the restoration of the Russian Paralympic Committee.

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