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Thomas Bach's IOC facing difficult decision regarding Russia

Critics of the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, are demanding that all Russian athletes be banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in light of new information on alleged doping violations in the country, which was passed on to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on November 10.

As was the case in the weeks and months leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC boss, who is said to have a sympathetic attitude towards Russia and its leader, is in a tight spot. If he takes a clear stand against President Vladimir Putin, who recently reiterated his assertion there is no state involvement in doping, the R…
Deutsche Welle: – Sports

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