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Winter Olympics Ban Of 45 Russian Athletes Upheld By Court Ruling

A last-chance bid by 45 Russian athletes who claimed they were wrongfully banned from the Winter Olympics  has been turned down. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the athlete appeals in a ruling issued on Friday morning. Athletes from Russia have been generally banned from the Winter Olympics, but some are appearing as “neutral” athletes, which means they will not be under the Russian flag nor have its anthem played if they win.
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