© Sputnik / Anton Denisov WATCH: IOC Holds Conference on Russia's Participation in 2018 Olympics (VIDEO) Following the publication of the 2016 McLaren's report on doping violations in Russia, the IOC established two disciplinary commissions to decide on appropriate sanctions. The first commission, led by Denis Oswald, was tasked with re-verifying doping probes of Russian athletes from 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. The other one, headed by former President of Switzerland Samuel Schmid, focused on allegations of a state-sponsored doping system in Russia.
Ilya Vorobiev was hired as the interim head coach of the Russian National Hockey Team, and been given the tasks to win the Euro Hockey Tour and the 2018 IIHF World Championship . His contract will be reviewed in June. Vorobiev served on the coaching staff of Metallurg Magnitogorsk since from 2012 to 2017, and on the Russian National Team's coaching staff from 2015 until March of 2018 as an assistant coach, and currently serves that role as a head coach. Under Vorobiev, the Russian Team had a 1-5 record at the European Hockey Tour, which contrasts sharply with Znarok's 5-1 record.  Vorobiev became the first Russian head coach to hold a 6-8 overall record after the Euro Hockey Tour and the World Championship, and the first to hold a 1-8 record against the other top six hockey teams. Russia's sixth place finish was unseen since 2013, which contributed to Bilyaletdinov's dismissal as head coach.