US skiers back Russia doping punishment


CNN—American skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin speak out against Russian doping, backing the IOC's decision to ban the country from next year's Winter Olympics.

Doping: Russia backs Winter Olympics athletes. Russian athletes wanting to participate in 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea will have the unanimous support of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the body said Tuesday. Last week Russia was banned from taking part in February's Winter Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) found the country had engaged in "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rule, though Russian athletes who can prove they are clean will be "invited" to compete under the name "Olympic Athlete from...