Russia's punishment: Newsroom readers react

“One has to wonder just how bad it was for the IOC to finally take a stand.” “Too bad. Now Trump has no choice but to root for the USA.” The news that Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Games over the country's “systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rules has sparked some strong reactions on Yahoo Newsroom.

Most creative comment probably goes to this “Rocky IV” reference: “The International Olympic Committee also confirmed rumors that Ivan Drago violated anti-doping regulations while boxing Rocky Balboa.” Did Drago cross your mind too?

Russia’s Olympic committee has also been ordered to pay $15 million to reimburse the IOC’s costs of investigating the doping scandal. Is this punishment too light? Too harsh? Just right? What do you think? Join the conversation on Yahoo Newsroom.