The Winter Olympics are set to begin in Sochi with what is expected to be a spectacular opening ceremony. These will be the first Olympics to be held in Russia since the widely boycotted Moscow summer games of 1980.
Figure skater Ivan Bukin is one of over 100 Russian athletes barred from the Olympics over the doping scandal. The IOC decision has bewildered Bukin and confirmed what many in Russia believe is an anti-Russian campaign.
Thirteen Russians have seen their appeals to be invited to compete at the Pyeongchang Games rejected. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport still has to rule on 47 more cases involving Russian athletes.
Organizers of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are working to find the source of a cybershutdown during the opening ceremony. The event could be seen by many hackers as a prized target.
The IOC has rejected a request to invite 15 Russians, who have had their doping bans overturned, to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The Kremlin has expressed regret at the decision.
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