Switzerland: IOC Executive Board convenes meeting on fate of Russian athletes

Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) met in the organisation’s headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday morning, to make a decision about the participation of Russian athletes in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, after doping allegations in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Russia was represented by President of the country's national Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov... Еще, Head of independent anti-doping commission Vitaly Smirnov, and two-time defending world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva. The verdict is expected to be announced during a press conference by the IOC President Thomas Bach at the Beaulieu Convention Centre in Lausanne at 19:30 local time (18:30 GMT). Looking into re-tests of samples from the Sochi Games over alleged doping, reported by the former head of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA and key whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, led to Olympic life bans for 25 Russian athletes so far, while their results have been annulled.

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