This is undoubtedly the strictest sanction by International Olympic Committee regarding drug cheating which has come just before sixty five days of the Games in South Korea.
A really alarming report by World Anti Doping Agency and also two other International Olympic Committees have confirmed that it was the Russian athletes who took part in a drug cheating program which was at a high during 2014 Winter Olympics of Sochi.
Evidence is also pointing towards the fact that the program involved some senior government officials, including the sports ministry. The International Olympic Committee has also banned Russian’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Vitaly Mutko who has also been the sports minister during the Sochi Games, he has been banned for life.
Currently, Prime Minister Mutko is the head of the organising committee for 2018 World Cup, which is to be hosted by Russia.
One has to wait and know if FIFA, football’s world governing body will allow or forbid the scandal-tainted Prime Minister to retain his senior World Cup role.
“An Olympic boycott has never achieved anything,” Bach has said in a statement, claiming that.
But the decision by International Olympic Committee to ban Russia has sparked an immediate outrage in Russia. The Deputy speaker of the Russian parliament’s lower house named the State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy has already decided for a boycott.
“They are humiliating the whole of Russia through the absence of its flag and anthem,” he gave a statement.