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Russian Olympic Committee supports the national sportsmen performing under the neutral flag

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Russian Olympic Committee supports the national sportsmen performing under the neutral flag


12.12.2017

olympic.orgRussian Olympic Committee unanimously voted to support the national sportsmen performing under the neutral flag in Pyeongchang, TASS reports.

The day before the letter in the name of Russian athletes was composed. The letter published on the ROC website states the importance of Olympic games for athletes, it also insists on unacceptability of any kinds of boycotts in sport. The letter states that Russian athletes are ready to perform under the neutral flag in Pyeongchang.

Commenting this issue President's speaker Dmitry Pekov has stated that Vladimir Putin supports the Russian Olympic Committee decision, TASS reports.

As Russkiy Mir wrote earlier, last week Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia will not boycott the participation of Russian athletes under the neutral flag in the forthcoming 2018 Olympic Games. He has also claimed that these sportsmen will get necessary support.

Let us remember, on December 6 the International Olympic Committee has banned Russian team from participation in the Winter Olympic Games, and some Russian sport officials from any future participation in the Olympics. Selected Russian athletes with doping-free background.

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