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Russia Banned

Postby Reg » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:08 pm

The IOC just banned Russia from the 2018 Olympics. I'm not sure what they hope to achieve. Do they think more people will watch the games now? Obviously not. It seems very counterproductive to me.
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Re: Russia Banned

Postby Reg » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:04 am

From CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/06/sport ... index.html

(CNN)South Korean Olympic organizers have expressed shock after Russia was banned from taking part in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The absence of one of the world's major winter sports powers from the competition adds another stress for the hosts, who are already dealing with lackluster ticket sales in the shadow of the ongoing North Korea crisis.

Lee Hee-beom, President of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, said in a radio interview Tuesday he did not expect the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "to go this far."

"We plan to meet with the chairman of the IOC and deliver our message. The message that it's better to allow as many nations, as many athletes to compete," he told South Korea's CBS Radio.
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