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Vladimir Putin Olympics Ban “Unacceptable”: Russian Olympic Committee

Vladimir Putin Olympics Ban "Unacceptable": Russian Olympic Committee

The CAS banned Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin from attending the Olympics.© AFP

Russia’s Olympic Committee on Thursday said that a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to bar the country’s high-ranking officials including President Vladimir Putin from attending the Olympics was “unacceptable”. But the committee’s president Stanislav Pozdnyakov also expressed satisfaction that Russian athletes would be able to compete under a neutral flag and would not be “collectively” banned.

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