Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.
"Russian Olympic Team Barred From 2018 Winter Games" is from the December 05, 2017 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Rebecca R. Ruiz and Tariq Panja and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.