Moscow says Russian Olympic ban designed to sour pre-election mood | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week to ban the Russian team from next year’s Winter Olympics had been deliberately taken to sour the pre-election mood. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev takes part in the awarding of new cars to Russian Olympic medallists returning home from the 2016 Rio Olympics in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovMedvedev was referring to a March presidential election in which incumbent Vladimir Putin is standing for re-election

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By: Firstpost - Thursday, 7 December

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