Russia's membership in IOC can be resumed
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to resume Russia's membership in the organization, the IOC's head Thomas Bach said at a press conference after the meeting of the organization's executive committee.
"Russia was sanctioned, the word "Russia" will not be mentioned in the historical books about the 2018 Olympic Games. Now we are ready to accept Russia back and support all those reforms that Russia has conducted and is conducting," Sputnik cited Bach as saying.
He added that although certain disagreements still persist between Moscow and the IOC pertaining to the ban of Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, tensions have palpably eased.
Following the allegations of the doping rules violation by Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics, the country was suspended from the International Olympic Committe (IOC).