The President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov made the emergence of the Russian flag at the closing ceremony of the Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang. His words are quoted by R-Sport.
“The negative side of Russian athletes are encouraged to compete under a neutral flag and no anthem. However, this limitation applies until the last day of the Olympics. It is expected that all restrictions will be lifted before the last day of the Olympics, and then the Russian athletes will be able to go through the ceremony under his flag,” — said Zhukov.
In addition, the head of the ROC noted that the IOC stopped against the Russian athletes all investigations related to doping. According to Zhukov, this is a positive moment of the decision of the Executive Committee of the organization.
Earlier beetles apologized to the IOC Executive Board. December 5, held in Lausanne, Switzerland meeting, the Committee decided to suspend the Russian team from the Olympic games in 2018. To speak can only athletes who have proven their innocence to doping fraud. They will be eligible to compete under a neutral flag.
The Olympic games will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February 2018.