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    Default IOC ban Russia from the 2018 winter Olympics.

    Russia has been banned from the 2018 winter olympics in South Korea

    The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, following a vote on Tuesday.

    However, it allows for individual Russian athletes "under strict conditions" to compete as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia [OAR]" without their national flag or anthem, according to a release from the IOC.
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/wi...ping-1.4432781


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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJudo View Post
    Russia has been banned from the 2018 winter olympics in South Korea

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/wi...ping-1.4432781
    Whooh hoo! Canada might win the Silver in hockey now.

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    ESPN talk radio this morning on Golic and Wingo were doing a semi tongue in cheek bit about what music the Russian athletes would now get to play when they win gold. It was humorous with suggestions ranging from epic (Free Bird) to silly (YMCA) to brilliant (We are the Champions).

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    I was an IOC member, I would be using both a radiation scanner and a food taster from here forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samm View Post
    Whooh hoo! Canada might win the Silver in hockey now.
    Actually Canada usually gets the gold in hockey, on both the men and women's teams.

    The IOC made the right decision.

    And I'll be shocked if Putin actually allows any of his athletes to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsjoanne View Post
    Actually Canada usually gets the gold in hockey, on both the men and women's teams.

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    Ever heard of trash talk?

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    Here's the problem: With the LNH not in the Olympics, most US and Canadian players could come from the КХЛ. However, that league may be banned by the IIHF because it's a Russian league, and its drug testing is suspicious.
    Ashamed to be an American.

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    In an unrelated(?) development. Nikki Haley said the Trump administration is considering pulling the U.S. from participation in the upcoming Olympics.
    All together now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    In an unrelated(?) development. Nikki Haley said the Trump administration is considering pulling the U.S. from participation in the upcoming Olympics.
    That's actually not what she said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMindTrick View Post
    ESPN talk radio this morning on Golic and Wingo were doing a semi tongue in cheek bit about what music the Russian athletes would now get to play when they win gold. It was humorous with suggestions ranging from epic (Free Bird) to silly (YMCA) to brilliant (We are the Champions).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samm View Post
    Ever heard of trash talk?
    It will be tough this year with no pro players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHatBobby View Post
    Here's the problem: With the LNH not in the Olympics, most US and Canadian players could come from the КХЛ. However, that league may be banned by the IIHF because it's a Russian league, and its drug testing is suspicious.
    I don't see why KHL player would be banned Russia was dropped for government sponsored doping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsjoanne View Post
    Actually Canada usually gets the gold in hockey, on both the men and women's teams.

    The IOC made the right decision.

    And I'll be shocked if Putin actually allows any of his athletes to play
    This will be a good year for hockey everyone playing is a rookie no-one from the NHL is taking part.
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