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