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Russian athletes banned the use of any national symbols on the Games in 2018

Российским спортсменам запретили использовать любую национальную символику на Играх-2018

The international Olympic Committee has prohibited the use of any national symbols of Russia at the winter Games in Pyeongchang. The organization has sent to the national federations, the document that specifies all requirements to outfit the athletes from Russia at the winter Olympics in 2018, according to R-Sport.

The document presents the following requirements: – the country’s coat of arms, emblem of the Russian Olympic Committee to replace the Olympic rings; – designation of the RUS change to OAR (athlete-Olympian from Russia); – the inscription Russia to turn into Olympic Athlete from Russia;

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See also Russian athletes agreed to go to the Olympics in 2018 under the neutral flag is a trademark of Team Russia not to use the equipment, accessories, and equipment; – the font must be in English and universal; – you are allowed one or two colors of the national flag, but requires prior approval of the IOC, and the individual pieces should not be folded into the national flag; – all of the above applies to athletes, coaches and officials; – all types of equipment and products need approval from the IOC.

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We will remind as reported the UNIAN, earlier, the IOC Executive Board suspended the national team of Russia on Games in 2018, however, allowed to participate only “clean” from doping Russian athletes under the Olympic flag. Russian President Putin said that Russia will not boycott the Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang.

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