Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes allowed to compete in Tokyo will be under a ‘neutral’ banner. Photo: AP Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes allowed to compete in Tokyo will be under a ‘neutral’ banner. Photo: AP
Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes allowed to compete in Tokyo will be under a ‘neutral’ banner. Photo: AP
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Tokyo Olympics: Diluted ban lets scandal-ridden Russia off the hook again

  • Sport’s highest court bans Russia for two years, including next year’s Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Games, but halves initial punishment
  • Athletes can still compete under a ‘neutral’ banner, and wear red, white and blue uniforms with ‘Russia’ emblazoned on their jerseys

Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes allowed to compete in Tokyo will be under a ‘neutral’ banner. Photo: AP Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes allowed to compete in Tokyo will be under a ‘neutral’ banner. Photo: AP
Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Russian athletes allowed to compete in Tokyo will be under a ‘neutral’ banner. Photo: AP
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