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President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach spoke about the necessary conditions of the Russian athletes took part in the closing ceremony of the Games in Pyeongchang to show their flag. His words are quoted RT.
“Completed the work of the group that we established to monitor. They consider and take into account all the facts. The Russian team it is necessary to observe accepted 5 December decision. For monitoring we have created the Commission which will prepare a report by the end of the Games. The Chairman of the group said they will try to consider all the facts in this issue,” Bach said at a press conference in Pyeongchang.
6 Feb Nicole Hovers, member of the working group of the IOC, also called the conditions for lifting the ban on the Russian tricolor. According to her, the Committee members will look at the General spirit, as well as on the behavior of fans and journalists.
In December 2017, the IOC suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympics in Pyeongchang for violating anti-doping rules. On Games there will arrive the command “Olympic athletes of Russia”, which will act under the Olympic flag. At the opening ceremony it will incur selected by the organizing Committee of the volunteer.
Video, photo All from Russia.