Vladimir Putin Speaks on ban placed on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday insisted Russia’s athletes should be allowed to compete under the Russian flag, despite a four-year ban handed down by the world anti-doping agency from major sporting events over systematic violations.

“If WADA does not have any issues with our national Olympic committee our team must compete under its flag,”

Putin said during an annual end-of-year news conference, insisting that most of Russia’s athletes were clean.

Source: AFP

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