Olympic ban sparks outrage in Russian Federation

Russian fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic

Russian Federation has been banned from next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and ordered to pay $15m by the International Olympic Committee as a punishment for operating a massive state-sponsored doping programme during London 2012 and the Winter Games staged by Russian Federation in Sochi two years' later.

Speaking at the press conference announcing the ruling of the IOC Executive was Samuel Schmid, the Swiss politician who led the IOC inquiry into whether anti-doping subterfuge was carried out with the backing of the Russian government. In a historic act of punishment, Russia's flag and anthem will be absent from February's Pyeongchang Games in South Korea as outcome for widespread doping that Olympic officials believe was supported by the country's government. These invited athletes will participate, be it in individual or team competitions, under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)".

The Olympic and Russian flaghs at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.

WADA's report calls on Russia's track and field team to be banned from worldwide competition, including from the 2016 Rio Olympics, until "state-sponsored" doping is eradicated.

IOC President Thomas Bach called the situation "an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport".

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Mutko, who was also banned from the Rio 2016 Summer Games, had been implicated in the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)-commissioned McLaren report.

The IOC suspended the Russian Olympic committee and IOC member Alexander Zhukov, and also banned Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vilaty Mutko from the Olympics for life.

Not to accredit any official from the Russian Ministry of Sport for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

"This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system led by WADA", he added, referring to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

After an investigation, the International Olympic Committee began stripping Sochi medals.

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He added: "We are a group of players with an incredible responsibility, they are true ambassadors for Belgium football". The World Cup will begin on June 14, 2018, and end on July 15, 2018.

As noted, the Russian athletes who were not involved in doping scandal may be allowed to play and compete under a neutral flag.

The Winter Olympics will be held from February 9-25. There is scientific evidence, witness statements documents and correspondence.

In his affidavit, Rodchenkov said: "I know I have disappointed many friends and colleagues with my duplicity while serving as director of the Moscow lab". They've taken away 11 of Russia's 33 medals.

"I very much regret that the International Olympic Committee made such a unusual decision", Mikhail Fedotov, chairman of the Presidential Council on Human Rights, told Interfax on Tuesday.

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