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IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:14:00 AM »
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The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, following a vote on Tuesday.

However, it allows for individual Russian athletes "under strict conditions" to compete as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia [OAR]" without their national flag or anthem, according to a release from the IOC.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/ioc-russia-doping-1.4432781

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Re: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 09:16:52 AM »
Yep, no Russian hockey team.  I'm sure Ovechkin is pissed
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Re: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 09:56:38 AM »
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Re: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 09:56:08 PM »
Yep, no Russian hockey team.  I'm sure Ovechkin is pissed

He wasn't going to be there anyway. Nobody from the NHL will be.

As much as I respect the IOC for actually doing this, South Korea has got to be PISSED. They're already having issues selling tickets thanks to North Korean saber rattling. Then no pro hockey player participation. Now no Russia. Yikes.

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Re: IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 04:01:48 AM »
Yep, no Russian hockey team.  I'm sure Ovechkin is pissed

He wasn't going to be there anyway. Nobody from the NHL will be.

Ovi has said repeatedly that he'd take the fines/penalties from the NHL, but he was going to play for the Russians either way
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