The Russian delegation at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Olympic officials ruled on Tuesday that Russia is not allowed to participate, as a country, in the 2018 Winter Games. Credit Adrian Dennis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 inter Games in Pyeongchang, outh Korea. The ountry’s 官overnment 吏fficials are orbidden to attend, its lag will not be isplayed at the pening eremony and its anthem will not sound.

ny athletes from Russia ho eceive special dispensation to ompete will do so as ndividuals earing a neutral uniform, and the official ecord ooks will forever how that Russia on zero medals.

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