"Citing “systematic manipulation” of anti-doping rules, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it has banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. An 14-person panel had been mulling a confidential IOC report that detailed Russia’s official doping program during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the extensive cover-up. As a result of this ban, no Russian officials will be allowed to attend the games. Their flag will be excluded from any display, and if any “clean” Russian athletes are given permission to attend, they won’t be competing under the Russian flag. They’ll compete under the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia” (OAR) and the Olympic flag, any medals they win won’t be credited to Russia and the Olympic anthem will be played in any ceremony." While it's probably deserved I'm sure all countries drug their athletes and hide it. What I think is going to come of this is Russia is going to start turning out the other countries. No doubt this is a US led attack on Russia for having the nerve not to give in to modern sewer culture, but what I think people don't understand is that Russians are used to fighting. This is only going to make them angry and if the end result is the US and Jamaica and other cheaters are exposed then it was worth it.