Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 20, 2022. (Bernat Armangue / AP) International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 20, 2022. (Bernat Armangue / AP)