The Russian Olympic Committee is the National Committee representing Russia in the Olympic Games. The Committee was formed in 1911. In 2017, the Russian Olympic Committee was barred from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
After winning another Paralympics final, double-gold Russian athlete Dmitry Safronov has said he shows his patriotism in gold medals after his Ukrainian rival reportedly refused to be photographed on the podium next to him again.
Dina Averina, the gymnastics sensation at the center of an Olympic gold medal decision that led to accusations of politically-motivated bias against Russia, has spoken of her pain and insisted that she just wants answers.
As the sporting world awaits WADA’s decision on the fate of Russian athletes, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief decided to pour fuel on the fire, calling for a total ban on Russian participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
"Icarus," a documentary that credits claims of Russian state-sponsored athletics doping won an Oscar at the highly politicized awards ceremony. It beat another film praising the controversial White Helmets in Syria’s Aleppo.