All the Russian athletes who have conveyed messages to the Commission of the Russian Olympic Committee, are ready to perform at the winter Games in 2018 in Korean Pyeongchang – under the Olympic flag and the status of Olympic Athlete from Russia.
About it writes on Monday, December 11, website NEWSru.com with reference to the Chairman of the Commission, the Olympic champion on fencing Sophia the Great, who said that refused among athletes there.
She, however, stressed that the athletes must first obtain an invitation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and only then decide to either play the Games or not.
On Monday in the building of the ROC held a meeting of the athletes ‘ Commission, which agreed to support those athletes who expressed willingness to compete under the Olympic flag. A formal decision on the performance of Russians in Pyeongchang will be made at the Olympic Assembly on 12 December.
«We considered a number of different messages, communicated via Skype with the athletes participating in world Cup stages. Tried to collect a maximum of opinions. Most athletes want to participate in the Olympics. The Commission supported those athletes who decided to participate in the Games and respect the opinions of those who for various reasons will not do» – quoted great the Agency «R-Sport».
Earlier, the IOC suspended for life from the Olympics a number of athletes on the basis of the findings of the Commission headed by Denis Oswald, who rechecked the doping of the sample of Russians from the Olympics 2014 in Sochi.