May 26, 2018

Olympic Committee names Russian athletes who can compete under neutral flag (Cbsnews)

Olympic Committee names Russian athletes who can compete under neutral flag (Cbsnews)

The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal. The Russians will officially be known as “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” and they will wear gray and red uniforms that don’t feature any Russian logos.

An IOC panel whittled down an initial list of 500 to create what the IOC calls “a pool of clean athletes.” That could potentially make it possible for Russia to meet its target of fielding around 200 athletes in Pyeongchang – slightly fewer than in Sochi in 2014, but more than in Vancouver in 2010. Read more

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