The international Olympic Committee (IOC) has extended sanctions against Russia due to a doping scandal in athletics. About it reports Reuters.
The measures, first imposed against Russia in July, after the publication of the first part of the so-called report of McLaren, provides for the prohibition of conduct in the country in any sports event under the auspices of the Department. The Committee called on sports federations to look for alternative places for the tournament.
“The IOC Executive Council adopted a decision on the continuation of provisional measures against Russia, adopted 19 July 2016 until further notice”, – stated in the message.
First, the ban was valid until the end of this year. Now the sanctions are “a continuing character”, the newspaper notes.
On 19 July the international Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the beginning of investigations against Russian officials mentioned in the report of the Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), and urged to suspend Russia from international sports competitions.
The decision the IOC took after WADA on the outcome of the independent Commission recommended to suspend the Russian team from participation in all international competitions, including Olymipad in Rio de Janeiro.
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