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Three More Russian Athletes Appeal Lifetime Bans From Olympics For Doping.

Three more Russian athletes are appealing lifetime bans from the Olympics that were imposed in connection with doping practices uncovered at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on December 11.

- Radio Free Europe - US

How Russia's doping program went undetected at the Sochi Olympics but was eventually uncovered.

Mattjias Schrader/APAfter months upon months of investigation, the International Olympic Committee made a bombshell announcement: Russia has been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The announcement came on the heels of the Schmid Report, which confirmed a large-scale, ...

- Business Insider - US

Russia's doping plot: Symptom of a deeper Olympic malaise?.

Russia has been given the ultimate Olympic red card, forced to sit out the 2018 Winter Games. The humiliating punishment comes just four years after their athletes won more medals than any other country in Sochi – a feat aided by systematic Russian doping and manipulation of drug-testing samples. The fact that the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Putin declares relection bid, no Olympic boycott.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will run for reelection and he claimed that Russia will not be boycotting the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Russian team has been banned for doping violations at the Sochi games.         

- USA TODAY - US

Russian athletes appeal against IOC doping bans: CAS.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday it has received 22 appeals from Russian athletes against bans handed out for doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

- The Daily Star - LB

Russia barred from 2018 Winter Olympics as punishment for massive doping scandal.

Russia's Olympic team will not be allowed to participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The decision — the first of its kind in Olympic history — follows revelations about Russia's massive state-backed doping program, which was uncovered at the 2014 Games ...

- The Week - US

Olympics: Russia can compete as neutral.

Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, said the International Olympic Committee. Russia could refuse the offer and boycott the games.         

- USA TODAY - US

Russia Barred From 2018 Winter Olympics Due to Doping.

The International Olympic Committee has suspended Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics for its alleged state-sponsored doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Olympics,but said it would permit some Russian athletes to compete by invitation only.

- Wall Street Journal - US

IOC: Russians can compete at 2018 Olympics, but without flag.

Russians will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutral athletes despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday. The IOC ruled that some Russians will be invited to compete as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia "...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Russia Barred from 2018 Winter Olympics Due to Doping.

The International Olympic Committee has suspended Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics for its alleged state-sponsored doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Olympics,but said it would permit some Russian athletes to compete by invitation only.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Turkey's Strategic Choice: Flexible Alliances with an Enduring Transatlantic Anchor.

Photo Credit: Robsonphoto / Shutterstock A precarious photograph emerged of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Russian President Vladmir Putin jovially joining hands following the trilateral Sochi summit on November 22. In a similar view, this echoed the Ankara–Tehran–Baghdad ...

- GMF - DE

Putin discusses State Armament Programme with military authorities and defence industry

Russian President Vladimir Putin conducted a series of meetings with the military and defence industry executives in Sochi on 20–23 November to discuss the new Gosudarstvennaya Programma Vooruzhenii and the GPV which is nearing completion. The new GPV will be

- Jane’s - US

Russia's New State Armament Programme Offers a Glimpse at Military Priorities

27 November 2017 Mathieu Boulègue TwitterLinkedIn Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme The bi-annual 'Sochi meetings' highlighted the goals and difficulties of the Kremlin's plans for Russia's military industry. Vladimir Putin meets with defence ministry and defence industry officials in Sochi on 23 November. ...

- Chatham House - UK

Russia, Turkey and Iran Propose Conference on Postwar Syria’s Future

The conference, to be held in the Russian resort of Sochi, reflected Russia’s increased influence in shaping the outcome of the Syria war.

- International NY Times - US

Syria: In Talks, Focus on Protecting Civilians

Expand The Atarib public market after the strike on November 13, 2017.  © 2017 Private – Russia, Turkey, and Iran should make protecting civilians a priority when they meet in Sochi, Russia on November 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Recent airstrikes by the Russian-Syrian joint military operation that hit a ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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