International Olympic Committee withdraws top Olympic Honour from Vladimir Putin

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped Russian President Vladimir Putin of the Olympic Order award in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

IOC has also urged sports federations and organisers to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from international events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Points to Note:

  • Olympic Order award stripped off from Russian President Vladimir Putin by IOC
  • IOC Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
    President: Thomas Bach

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