Share on Facebook Share on Twitter December 5, 2017 By Rebecca R. Ruiz and Tariq Panja NYT: I.O.C. Gives Russia Major Punishment for Winter Olympics The countryâs extensive, state-backed doping program results in penalties without precedent. The Russian Federation will not participate, though individual athletes may. Read More Prev Next News & Guts Now, will Russia Boycott? All those years of doping, er, training for nothing.