International Olympic Committee bans 11 other Russian athletes for doping

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The International Olympic Committee chose to deprive Russia's lugers Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demchenko of their silver medals, won at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and to ban them from competing in the Olympic events for life over the alleged violation of anti-doping rules by the athletes, IOC said in a press release Friday.

The IOC stipulates that athletes" kit can only carry the words "Olympic athlete from Russia" or "OAR, ' while officials" clothing can only feature "OAR'.

Like all Russian athletes sanctioned over the Sochi doping scandal, Voevoda received a lifetime ban from the Games.

Those athletes, however, will not be permitted to display their national affiliation, as Russian emblems and symbols, including the flag and anthem, will be banned in PyeongChang.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed 13 guidelines for 's neutral uniforms at the Winter Games in February.

Russian officials who attend the Games are also required to wear uniform with the "OAR" logo.

Olympic kit designers have been obliged to make the uniform in single or dual colors and print all the inscriptions in English.

This announcement, which has come after a meeting of the "Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group", follows recent reports in Russia showing leaked images of kits, including the iconic "Red Machine" uniforms worn by the country's ice hockey teams.

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"Separate items of clothing can not create a tricolor" is one of 13 International Olympic Committee stipulations.

In addition, the uniforms can not consist of all three colours of the Russian flag, while the red and blue can not match the shade used in the flag - the International Olympic Committee suggests "that these are darker in colour".

Russian Federation has been banned from taking part at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea due to this widespread doping.

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