Olympics: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mutko barred for life from participation in the Games

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Vitaly Mutko barred for life from participation in the Olympic games. This decision was taken by the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in connection with the doping scandal in Russia.

The same penalties apply to the former Deputy Minister of sports Yuri Nagornykh, which was mentioned in the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren. Upland left of the MST in October 2016, in July of the same year he was suspended from work.

In addition, Dmitry Chernyshenko, who headed the organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games 2014 in Sochi, excluded from the coordination Commission of the Olympic games-2022, which will be held in Beijing.

On December 5, the IOC Executive Board announced the suspension of the Russian team from participation in the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang. Athletes who prove that did not use doping, will be able to play the Games under a neutral flag.

The Executive Committee meeting held in Lausanne (Switzerland). The decision was made based on the findings of two commissions: Denis Oswald and Samuel Schmidt. The first dealt double-check the doping tests of participants of the Olympic games in Sochi, the second investigated the involvement of Russian officials to doping fraud.

Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February 2018.