IOC bans six Russian female ice hockey players for life over doping

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne, Switzerland December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters is pictured on the day of an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes in Lausanne, Switzerland December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday it had banned six Russian female ice hockey players for life from the Olympics over doping allegations linked to the Sochi 2014 winter games.

"More hearings concerning other athletes will be held over the next few weeks," the IOC said in a statement posted on its website.


(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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