Russian Foreign Minister: We’re Banned From Olympics Because US ‘Can’t Beat Us Fairly’


Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that the U.S. manufactured doping allegations against his country, leading to a ban from the Olympics, because the Americans “can’t beat us fairly.” There is no official Russian contingent at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, although 168 athletes from that country are competing as a team called “Olympic Athletes from Russia.”

The ban was enacted by the International Olympic Committee as punishment for what it alleged was a years-long, systematic doping operation by Russia, most notably when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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