IOC criticizes foreign athletes deliberately snubbing Russians at Olympics

IOC criticizes foreign athletes deliberately snubbing Russians at Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accused competitors snubbing and deliberately avoiding members of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) team in protest at their presence at Pyeongchang 2018 of violating the Olympic spirit.

The IOC Executive Board member Gunilla Lindberg said she was "very sad" to hear about a number of incidents which have occurred during the Games.

"I think that is very sad because we know for sure that the Russian athletes here have gone through a lot of tests, re-testing and background checking," Insidethegames cited Lindberg as saying.

"It is not in the Olympic spirit not to talk to your fellow competitors. As an athlete with somebody who is not clean, that is the worst that can happen to you," she added.

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