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Winter Olympics 2018: IOC not lets Russian team march under their flag at Closing Ceremony

However, suspension of Russia will be lifted soon after the end of these Olympic Games
11:33, 25 February 2018

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The International Olympic Committee has decided to ban Russian athletes from marching under their own flag at the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympic Games, according to Inside The Games.

It was noted that since two Russian athletes failed doping tests at these Games, the Committee didn’t even consider lifting this preventive measure.

However, the suspension of Russian Olympic Committee will be lifted once it has been confirmed that there have been no additional doping violations among all the other Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Related: Winter Olympics 2018: closing ceremony

Previously, two Russian athletes were disqualified for violating the anti-doping rules. Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitskii was found guilty of an anti-doping violation after the tests established the presence of banned meldonium on Feb. 22.

Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva was tested positive in the out-of-competition test with trimetazidine.

Related: Winter Olympics 2018: Schedule of Ukrainian team for February 25

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