This site uses cookies

This site and its partners use technology such as cookies to personalise content and ads and analyse traffic. By using this site you agree to its privacy policy. You can change your mind and revisit your choices at anytime in future.

Last Modified: Wed, Feb 28 2018. 10 03 PM IST

Russia says International Olympic Committee reinstates its membership

‘The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored,’ said Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee

Russians competed as neutrals in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC suspended Russia in December. Photo: AFP
Reuters

Moscow: The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had reinstated his organisation’s membership after suspending it over doping allegations.

“The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored,” said Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, in comments broadcast on state TV.

“It’s a decision of the utmost importance for us.”

Russians competed as neutrals in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC suspended Russia in December, saying it had found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system.

Topics: RussiaIOCInternational Olympic CommitteeRussian Olympic CommitteeAlexander Zhukov

First Published: Wed, Feb 28 2018. 10 03 PM IST

Latest News »