Peter Liebers and his family are celebrating. The Berlin figure skater has qualified for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. For the athlete from a figure-skating family, it's a childhood dream come true.
Russia's hopes of competing in the Winter Olympics suffered a major blow after the World Anti-Doping Agency ruled that the country was yet to fulfill two key demands that Moscow said have a "political character."
Russia's Vladimir Putin said there were "major suspicions" that the US is trying to sway the presidential vote in his country by allegations of doping against Russia. Several Russian athletes lost their Sochi medals.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has obtained data from a Russian database it said confirms allegations of state-sponsored doping. If verified, it would be a major blow to Russia's chances of competing at the 2018 Olympics.
The fact that there are concerns heading into an Olympic Games is nothing new. However, worries about the possibility of military conflict breaking out have Olympic delegations making contingency plans for Pyeongchang.
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