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Olympic leaders will decide next month on Russian ban at 2018 Winter Games

Olympic leaders will decide next month on Russian ban at 2018 Winter Games

Olympic leaders will decide early next month whether to allow Russia to compete at the upcoming 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The decision will be made by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, which convenes Dec. 5 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Russia has been embroiled in a long-running scandal, with anti-doping authorities alleging that athletes, coaches and government officials participated in widespread cheating that includes the manipulation of samples in Russian testing labs.

Two recent developments have seemed to boost the chances for a total ban at Pyeongchang.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, which has spearheaded the ongoing...

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