German athletes panel criticise IOC decision to lift Russian suspension

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to lift Russia’s suspension three days after the Closing Ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018 has received more criticism.

The suspension, imposed in December for Russia’s “systemic manipulation” of the anti-doping system at Sochi 2014, was lifted on February 28 by the IOC Executive Board.

It came despite two athletes competing as part of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) team having failed drugs tests during Pyeongchang 2018. READ MORE  [Inside the Games]