Switzerland: IOC meets after barring Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) met in Lausanne on Wednesday, one day after the organisation decided to ban Russia's Olympic team from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The IOC executive board will listen to several reports from various IOC commissions, as well as updates on the activities of the IOC administration and the preparations for the forthcoming... Еще 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. President of the IOC Thomas Bach is expected to give a press conference at 19:00 (18:00 GMT) at Beaulieu Convention Center in Lausanne. On Tuesday, the IOC made the announcement that only 'clean' athletes will be allowed to compete under the neutral «Olympic Athlete from Russia» (OAR) flag. The decision was made after the EB listened to reports prepared by the investigative commissions led by Oswald and Schmid, following an accusation of alleged Russian state-sponsored doping.

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