Cyprus Mail
Olympics Sport

Russian Olympic Committe to support neutral athletes

Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) will support Russian athletes who choose to compete in next year’s Winter Games in South Korea, ROC President Alexander Zhukov said on Tuesday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week banned Russia from the Games, due to take place in Pyeongchang in February, for what it called “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system. It left the door open for clean athletes to compete as neutrals.

An ROC official said on Monday most Russian athletes still wanted to attend, even as neutrals. Zhukov said the ROC would do its best to help Russian athletes competing at the Games and would be holding serious talks with the IOC in the near future to discuss the arrangement.

Related Posts

Liverpool up to second with Brentford win, Leeds beat West Ham

Reuters News Service

Everton sack manager Benitez

Reuters News Service

Djokovic facing deportation from Australia after losing court appeal

Reuters News Service

Australian federal court upholds cancellation of Djokovic’s Australian visa (Update)

Reuters News Service

Norwich off the bottom with win over Everton

Reuters News Service

North London derby postponed by Premier League

Press Association