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14.12.2017

Bjørndalen on IOC's decision on Russia at 2018 Olympics
Bjørndalen on IOC's decision on Russia at 2018 Olympics Eight-time Olympic biathlon champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen from Norway commented on the situation with participation of Russian athletes under a neutral flag at the upcoming Olympics. According to Bjørndalen, as quoted by Sport FM, the decision of the IOC is very difficult. However, it is not important under which flag to perform, thinks the Norwegian. It is important that the athlete is "clean" before the start.

12.12.2017

Russia decides to partake in Olympics under neutral flag
Belarus hockey team not likely to replace Russia at 2018 Olympics Russian athletes can compete at the Winter Olympics in 2018 in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag. This decision was supported by the Olympic Assembly of the Russian Olympic Committee on December 12. By the way, the decision was adopted unanimously. A week ago, the International Olympic Committee decided to remove Russia from the 2018 Olympics in connection with the doping scandal.

10.12.2017

Darya Domracheva about Russia’s disqualification from 2018 Winter Olympics
Darya Domracheva about Russia’s disqualification from 2018 Winter Olympics After winning gold in the sprint race at the second stage of the IBU World Cup Biathlon, Darya Domracheva Commented on one of the main topical issues of the current week-the ban of Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. SEE:Darya Domracheva wins sprint in HochfilzenDomracheva wins bronze in Hochfilze pursuit race

09.12.2017

President Lukashenko comments on Russia’s ban from 2018 Winter Olympics
President Lukashenko comments on Russia’s ban from 2018 Winter Olympics During a working visit to OJSC “Komvol”, Alexander Lukashenko answered some questions of the company’s employees. One of the issues concerned sanctions against Russian athletes.

08.12.2017

Belarus' minister: Sport should be out of politics
Belarus' minister: Sport should be out of politics Minister of Sports and Tourism of Belarus Alexander Shamko is sure that sport should be out of politics. "Sport should be out of politics. The Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation supported the statement that was made in favor of the Russian team," Shamko told media on Friday. "Sport should have only sports aspects - if someone has allowed blunders, then there should be individual responsibility. Everyone should answer for themselves only, and the principle of collective responsibility should not be used in this situation," the minister said.

07.12.2017

Devyatovskiy: Belarus against boycotting 2018 Olympics
Devyatovskiy: Belarus against boycotting 2018 Olympics The former Belarusian Olympian, and now deputy of the House of Representatives, Vadim Devyatovsky, is sure that it would not be necessary to ban the entire Russian national team from participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics under Russian flag. According to him, if individual athletes were caught using doping, then they should be punished so that the rest, "clean" athletes, do not bear group responsibility.

06.12.2017

Belarus does not want to substitute Russia at 2018 Olympics
Belarus does not want to substitute Russia at 2018 Olympics Deputy Chairman of the Hockey Federation of Belarus and a member of the Council of the International Hockey Federation (IIHF) Sergei Goncharov said that the Belarusian hockey team would not want to replace the Russian team at the 2018 Olympics.

28.11.2017

Domracheva about preparations for Pyeongchang 2018
Domracheva on preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva said she may skip one of the World Cups ahead of Pyeongchang 2018. "Perhaps I will have to miss one of the World Cups in order to better prepare for the 2018 Games. I can not yet say what this stage will exactly mean, but I do not exclude that we will make a decision with the coaches already in Hochfilzen. I plan to take part in all the races in Ostersund," said Domracheva.