In South Korea, started selling hats in the colors of the Russian tricolor. Athletes from Russia will be able to wear them at the Olympic venues, provided that you buy them in the official store. This is with reference to its source reported “R-Sport”.
On the hat in addition to tricolor seen the Olympic rings and the official logo of the Games in Pyeongchang. Thus, the formal product is not a symbol of national identity. This fact allows us to circumvent the ban earlier imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athletes from Russia. Headgear will cost wishing to 18 000 won or 960 rubles.
Previously, the IOC was considering the possibility to allow the athletes from Russia to participate in the closing ceremony of the Games under the national flag. According to Nicole Herz, member of the working group on this issue, the Commission will have the value of the General spirit shown by the Russian delegation, as well as the behavior of Russian fans and journalists. The closing ceremony of the Olympic games scheduled for February 25.
In December, the IOC suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympics in 2018 because of the report of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). According to the Commission, under the leadership of Richard McLaren at the Games in Sochi, the Russians are massively used doping with the knowledge of the management of domestic sports. Athletes invited in Pyeongchang, will speak at the event under the Olympic flag.
Olympic games will start on 9 February and will last until February 25.
Video, photo All from Russia.