POLL: Was the punishment too severe?

please select one answer

It was announced yesterday that Russia has been barred by the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics hosted by Pyeongchang, South Korea. An investigation has determined that the nation has been manipulating anti-doping systems and labs. As a result, the Russian flag will not be raised, the National Anthem will not be played, and government officials are forbidden to attend the Opening Ceremonies. Russian athletes who have received special dispensation may participate as an individual, separate from the nation, and must wear a neutral uniform. Any medals achieved by these athletes will not be associated with Russia. For more information click here.

Do you believe the punishment is just, or do you believe it is too severe?