The International Olympic Council (IOC) gave Russia a ban from participating in the winter Olympics of 2018.

IOC President Thomas Beach and his board members had made it clear that Russia will be banned from participating in the winter Olympic games happening at Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Russia has got this snap due to its allegations of doping at the Olympic Games held at Sochi, Russia (2014). Although the country’s team getting a ban from the games if the players still can prove that they are clean will be allowed to play under a neutral banner called “Olympic Athletes from Russia”.Although the nation agreed to allow its players to play under a neutral flag many politicians seem to raise problems regarding the issue. The winter games which are set to start from February 9th will proceed without Russia playing in it said the officials.