Part of the Russian athletes boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics-2018

February 9 in Pyeongchang will host the opening ceremony of the winter Olympic games in 2018. The Russian team from the competition is suspended, however, individual athletes will compete under a neutral flag. And I think that many of them don’t like: according to media reports, some of the athletes boycotting the parade, and certainly it will not present hockey players, biathletes and skaters.


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The international Olympic Committee (IOC) at meeting of Executive Committee on 5 December decided to suspend the Russian team from the Olympics in 2018, but the athletes that meet the criteria of the organization, will perform in South Korea under a neutral flag with the emblem of the OAR – “an Olympic athlete from Russia.”

As reported by “SE” at the opening ceremony of the Games the delegation of the Russian athletes were missing representatives of many sports. For example, players will not be due to the fact that initially their plan was not to come to Pyeongchang by 9 February. Music here with other athletes, the situation is different.

According to the newspaper, the parade will not biathletes, figure skaters, short-track athletes, curlers and Luge. Many of the athletes allegedly afraid of what they will be booing at the stadium, and will be judged in Russia. In this regard, the delegation had no desire to participate in the opening ceremony under a neutral flag, which, moreover, will incur a volunteer, appointed by the organizing Committee of the Olympic games-2018.

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