RUSSIA BANNED FROM WINTER OLYMPICS BY I.O.C.

RUSSIA BANNED FROM WINTER OLYMPICS BY I.O.C. The Russian delegation at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Olympic officials ruled on Tuesday that Russia is not allowed to participate, as a country, in the 2018 Winter Games. LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show

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