In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of putting indirect pressure on the IOC to block Russia from the Games in South Korea.
He warned if the IOC left Russia out in the cold, it would cause 'serious harm to the Olympic movement'. Either forcing Russia to compete under a neutral flag or not letting it go to the Olympics at all.
Some walked from the room in disgust as the International Olympics Committee issued a blanket ban to the team, while others sat with their heads in their hands.
The footage emerged as President Putin hit out at the ban, describing it as 'staged and politically motivated.' Speaking to automobile plant workers in Nizhny Novgorod, where he announced plans to run for a fourth term, he continued to deny the existence of any state-sponsored doping programme.
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His spokesman Mr Peskov had earlier told a gathering of reporters that 'we need to put emotions aside' and 'make a serious analysis'before taking any steps.
He also said Russia 'still needs to answer some questions' from the IOC.
But athletes not implicated will be allowed to prove themselves clean so they can compete as individuals.'The investigation said the cheating peaked at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Either one is humiliation for the country.'Nations have in the past been barred from taking part in the Olympics, notably South Africa during the apartheid years, but none has ever been handed a blanket ban over doping.
British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton has spoken of her anger at being cheated out of the limelight at the 2008 Olympics.
Putin also gave his blessing for athletes to compete as neutrals, having earlier raised the prospect of a complete boycott.
Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee at the Russian parliament's upper house, also said the ruling is 'clearly part of the West's policy to restrain Russia'.
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