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The International Olympic Committee appears to have moved a step closer towards awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Games at a meeting later this year.
The former head of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), Ireland’s Patrick Hickey, has left prison in Rio de Janeiro.
After the decision not to impose a general ban on Russian athletes from competing at the Olympics in Brazil, IOC President Thomas Bach has faced widespread criticism. In Russia, though, the news was greeted with relief.
Following the CAS verdict on Russia’s track and field ban for Rio, the IOC must follow up by excluding Russia completely, says DW’s Stefan Nestler. Yet such a step should only be the beginning.
Athletes from one sport should not be punished for the sins of those from another, IOC president Thomas Bach has said. Bach’s comments suggest Russia may not be banned from the Olympics altogether for systematic doping.