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IOC lifts Olympic suspension for Russian Olympic Committee

2018-03-01 09:48:51       source:ESPN

March 1, 2018

SOCHI, Russia -- Russia's ban from the Olympic movement was lifted Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

President Vladimir Putin hailed the move during a Kremlin award ceremony for Olympic athletes, saying "we must turn this page.''

"We must draw relevant conclusions for ourselves, but I hope that international organizations also will eventually understand that sports must be kept away from problems unrelated to it,'' he added.

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