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Head of USADA demands to suspend Russia from 2018 Olympic Games
11:33, 25 September 2017
Head of USADA demands to suspend Russia from 2018 Olympic Games

Sportsmen who proved their clarity will be able to perform under the neutral flag

11:33, 25 September 2017

The Guardian

President of the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend Russian sportsmen from the participation in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang as The Guardian reported.

‘Russia should be suspended from 2018 Olympics due to the entrenched doping practice’, Tygart claimed.

Related: Germany urges to prevent Russia from participation in 2018 and 2020 Olympics

According to the head of the USADA, the Russian sportsmen who proved their clarity will be able to perform under the neutral flag.

Related: UK demands to ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics because of doping

The official is assured that any other measure towards Russia ‘will become an awful sign’.

‘It will show that a sportsman can cheat if his or her country has the political influence’, he said.

Related: IOC to check all doping samples of Russian athletes from Olympics in Sochi

Earlier, the National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) urged to suspend Russia from the participation in the 2018 Olympics.

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