Russian sporting community react angrily to Winter Olympics ban

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppThe report also addresses, in particular, the manipulation at the anti-doping laboratory at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 which targeted the Olympic Games directly.

"In light of the decision by the IOC to allow Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag, I feel compelled as a member of the IOCAC to make it clear to clean athletes of the world and fans of Olympic sport, that there are no winners in today's decision", Wickenheiser said in a statement she released on Twitter.

That Oswald Commission called the Russian doping system "one of the worst ever blows against the integrity and reputation of the Olympic Games".

The document also features measures relating to allocating more funding to test Paralympic athletes, create agreements with whistleblowers to give them legal protection in exchange for helping investigations and preventing those who break anti-doping rules from holding state or non-state posts in physical culture and sports. However no announcement has yet been made by the country's president, Vladimir Putin, or the Russian Olympic Committee. He had suggested banning Russia's Olympic Committee for two years, or until the nation's anti-doping operations are recertified by regulators. Athletes in other Summer Olympic sports could compete only if certified by their respective global federations.

The IOC also ordered the ROC to reimburse the costs of the IOC investigation and to contribute $15 million to the establishment of the Independent Testing Authority.

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Vitaly Mutko, the then minister of sport and now a Russian deputy prime minister, has been banned from any participation in all future Olympic Games.

Banning an entire country from the Games is an unprecedented move for the IOC. On Monday, Peskov said that Russian Federation was not planning to boycott the Olympics if the International Olympic Committee imposed restrictions on the country's participation. But Russia's success at those Olympics, according to former Moscow antidoping lab director Grigory Rodchenkov, came with some assistance behind the scenes.

The executive board reached its decision Tuesday after a scheduled 4 1/2-hour debate when it heard from a Russian delegation that included world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva.

That commission, chaired by International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald, was tasked with handling individual cases. By Monday, 25 Russians had been disqualified from the Sochi Games and banned from the Olympics for life, and 11 medals were stripped.

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