Russia's athletes ready to compete at Olympics under neutral flag

 Russia's athletes ready to compete at Olympics under neutral flag

Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics, the chairperson of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) athletes' commission, Sofia Velikaya, said.

According to her, the ROC athletes' commission has heard from "all the athletes in all sports" on the Olympic program, with a majority in favor of competing.

She said no athletes have told the ROC they would rather boycott . "At the current moment, everyone's training and everyone's hoping to take part in the Olympics," TASS cited Velikaya as saying.

The International Olympic Committee last week barred the Russian team from the Olympics because of doping offenses at the 2014 Sochi Games, but is allowing Russians to compete under a neutral flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russia.

7255 views





Populars