Olympic Committee Delivers Russia Ruling for 2018 Games
It's unclear how Russia will react after the International Olympic Committee banned the country from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games over a doping scandal .
Although some Russian athletes might be able to participate, their options would be limited .
They'd compete under a neutral Olympic flag, not their own; the Olympic anthem would play rather than any state-sponsored music; and they'd be labeled "Olympic Athletes from Russia." That's if they do compete.
Russia reportedly might boycott the games altogether.
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Russia has repeatedly denied accusations that it for years ran a state-sponsored doping system. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Refugee Olympic Team competed under the Olympic flag.