Olympic Code Of Conduct Flags Violations For Russian Athletes In Pyeongchang

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Olympic Code Of Conduct Flags Violations For Russian Athletes In Pyeongchang

On December 5, the IOC Executive Board announced its decision to suspend the entire Russian national team from taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang over multiple doping abuse allegations.

Ahn's letter was published Friday by the Russian Skating Union. "The IOC hasn't specified any reasons for my exclusion from the Olympics".

"I hope that the International Olympic Committee will ultimately declare their reason for my exclusion, so I will be able to defend my honor and dignity".

Kelly Clark (snowboarding) and Kikkan Randall (cross-country skiing) will become the first female five-time U.S. Olympians at the Winter Games, while Davis becomes the first U.S. speedskater to compete in five Olympics.

"It's been pretty brutal to wait for another Olympics", said Vonn, who will be making her fourth appearance at a Games having missed out on a trip to Sochi in 2014 with a knee injury. PyeongChang would be the first Summer or Winter Olympics without a US competitor younger than 17 since the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.

The athletes were invited on Saturday, 13 days before the Games starts.

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) initially included 500 athletes in its Olympic application for participation at PyeongChang, which was sent to the IOC last week.

Following Russia's disqualification from the Olympics as the result of the investigation into alleged doping violations, indicated in the McLaren report, all Russian athletes eligible to participate at the Games will be obliged to perform under a neutral flag as Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).

"Today the IOC officially registered the lists of athletes and the Russian delegation in their system", Stanislav Pozdnyakov, the head of the Russian Olympic delegation, told Russian news agency TASS. The IOC's Invitation Review Panel, responsible for approving athletes, excluded 111 members, who in its view failed to meet the requirements for competition.

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