Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 athletes to compete in Pyeongchang

Despite Russia’s ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games. Under International Olympic Committee sanctions announced last week, all Russians must compete under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” “Potentially more than 200 athletes are in a position […]

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Russia says its athletes Need to compete in the Olympics

Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favour of competing in the coming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national group, the nation’s Olympic committee said Monday. Sofia Velikaya reported the Russian Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission, which she chairs, has heard from “all of the athletes in most sports” on the Olympic program, with a majority […]

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White House says ‘no official decision’ about U.S. Olympic participation has been made

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said the United States looks forward to participating in the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in February, after concerns arose about safety in the neighbor to North Korea, which has recently awakened weapons testing. “The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South […]

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Canadian doping investigator Richard McLaren says athletes have Obligation to report offences

The writer of the independent World Anti-Doping Agency report which uncovered evidence of institutionalized doping in Russian game said on Tuesday that athletes should be duty-bound to report instances where they understand of medication use by others. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren said the system could be modelled on principles regulating match-fixing where failing to […]

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