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International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia
Russia's ban from the Olympics has reportedly been lifted by the International Olympic Committee.
The ban, which initially resulted from the McClaren Report in 2015, which exposed a massive state-run doping operation, prohibited Russia from marching under its own flag and being awarded medals as a country in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee gave Russia every opportunity to compete in Pyeongchang. After the massive doping scandal in  2014's Sochi Games got Russia banned from the 2016 Paralympics, it was given a set of probationary measures.
  • International Olympic Committee Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland

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