IOC bans Russian athletes from marching behind flag at closing ceremony

    Olympic Athletes from Russia parade during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, February 9.

    (CNN)Russian athletes will not be allowed to march behind their national flag at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games after two tested positive for doping.

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued the ruling hours before the event on Sunday, confirming that multiple doping violations had influenced its decision.