IOC urged to uphold Russia Games ban

Olympic Athletes from Russia delegation parade during the opening ceremony.

THE International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The full membership will vote on the proposal later on Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony.

IOC President Thomas Bach says a condition for Russia’s reinstatement is no further positive drug tests at these Olympics.

Two of the four athletes who tested positive in Pyeongchang were competing as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.”

Russia was banned from the Olympics because of a massive doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Meanwhile, Australia have bowed out of the four-man bobsleigh after the team of Lucas Mata, Lachlan Reidy, Hayden Smith and David Mari failed to make the top 20 after their third run.

Australia’s last competitor in PyeongChang will be Jessica Yeaton in the cross-country skiing from 5pm (EDT) tonight.

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Originally published as IOC urged to uphold Russia Games ban

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