Canadian athletes in shock as I.O.C bans Russia from Winter Olympics
Some Canadian athletes reacted with shock to the news that the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The I-O-C punished Russia for widespread evidence of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
Russian athletes who prove they're clean can participate as ``neutrals'' without the Russian flag and anthem.
Canadian cross-country skier Devon Kershaw says he was floored by the decision because he had pretty much ``lost all faith in the IOC.''
Kershaw and teammate Alex Harvey were fourth in the team sprint of men's cross-country skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
A Russian duo won gold that year and Kershaw says you don't get back ``moments that were robbed.''
Calgary curler Chelsea Carey says Russia needs to be punished and isn't completely comfortable with allowing Russian athletes to compete as neutrals in South Korea.
Former Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott has been an anti-doping advocate since her bronze medal in 2002 was upgraded to silver and then gold because athletes ahead of her were disqualified for doping.
She says the I-O-C struck a balance between punishing those responsible and protecting clean athletes.