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Russian Olympic medallist suspected for doping at Winter Games

A Russian Olympic medallist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games' least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium. Russian delegation spokesman Konstantin Vybornov told Reuters the athlete had surrendered his Games accreditation and left the Olympic village while awaiting the result of a second sample later on Monday.

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The International Olympic Committee suspended the Russian Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday announced an important decision regarding the Pyeongchang Olympics: the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended and a path for individuals Russians was created to compete as neutral athletes. In other words, Russians won’t compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics under their own flag.

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South and North Korea will be under the same flag at the Winter Olympics

After discussions, North and South Korea will form their first joint Olympic team and march together at the opening ceremony at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month. They also will field a joint women's ice hockey team. North Korea will send a 550-member delegation to the games, which includes 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 taekwondo players for a demonstration.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
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Plan to rebuild two stadiums in Sydney to be announced Friday

A plan to rebuild Sydney's Olympic stadium will be announced Friday together with ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park, which held the 2000 Games. The NSW government hopes the works will make ANZ Stadium the premier rectangular ground in Australia, with a retractable roof.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
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