Russian Federation Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - This morning the International Olympic Committee banned the Russian Federation from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea.
The ban is a consequence for the doping of the Russian Athletes that the Olympic Committee believes was State-Sponsored.
Twenty Five Russian Athletes have been sanctioned for doping charges from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi
The Committee also found evidence that Russian Officials were tampering with the samples or test results to cover-up the doping of their Athletes in what may be one of the biggest conspiracies in Olympic history.
Clean athletes can still compete in February, but they must do so under a Neutral flag and as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia".
Those athletes must also have never been disqualified or declared ineligible for Doping Violations in the past.
This is the first time an entire country has been banned from the Olympics since India in 2014, and will be the first games without Russia since they boycotted the event in 1984.