Russian athletes participate in the Olympic games without a flag

It became known that the Russian athletes will go to Olympics without the national flag, the appropriate alternative offered the representatives of the International Olympic Committee. This decision was taken by the Commission after consideration of the situation of doping in the Russian community.


The day before the meeting of the members of the IOC, where the final solution was the removal of Russian athletes from participating in games under its own flag. The possibility of trips not excluded, but only as a neutral performers, because that way the country wanted to punish the illegal use of doping in competition.

In Russia on the news reacted negatively, senators and deputies, insist that such measures are a kind of political leverage and pressure on the country through sports. Meanwhile, in other countries, don’t see any other scenario and I agree with the decision of the Commission.