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    Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics

    They’re in the penalty box. The International Olympic Committee has barred Russia from the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea over its alleged state-sponsored doping program. Invited Russian athletes who can prove they’re clean will be allowed to compete in Pyeongchang, but only under the Olympic flag. Russia, which will also be fined $15 million, has strongly protested systemic doping claims. Now some worry team sports like hockey could be impacted if international players in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League aren’t given time off to play for their own nations.

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