Olympic scandals by Egantx7

Question 5

In December 2012, this nation's Olympic Committee was suspended by the IOC for corruption (the pot calling the kettle black) when it was learned that this nation's government had instituted legal proceedings to gain control of their own Olympic Committee and force it to use national rules vs. IOC rules for conducting business. While the suspension did cause this nation's government to back down and call for new free elections for its Olympic Committee membership, it happened too late to help their Olympic athletes heading to Sochi, who were forced to march under the Olympic flag as independent athletes. Identify this large nation, not known for a lot of winter sports.