The IOC suspended Russia after finding evidence of a systemic state-sponsoreddoping program. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country's athletes competing at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative.It also means Russian officials can take part at IOC meetings.The IOC said Sunday Russia, which has repeatedly denied state involvement in doping, would be automatically readmitted if there were no more doping violations from the games.Forty-three Russian athletes were disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and banned by the IOC after the Olympic body followed up the WADA investigation, although 28 of those had their results reinstated and bans overturned after appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Those 28 athletes, however, were not invited to Pyeongchang by the IOC.
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