The President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said that Russian athletes will be able to walk under the national flag at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in 2018. It is reported by Russia Today.
«It is expected that the last day they will all be removed with OCD. In this case, at the closing ceremony of the Games, the Russian athletes will be able to pass under the Russian flag along with everyone», – said Zhukov.
On 5 December, the international Olympic Committee because of the systematic anti-doping rule violations barred from participating in the Olympics in 2018, the national Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation.
At the same time to participate in the Games will allow for some of the Russian athletes who fulfill the qualification standards and pass a special doping tests. They will compete under the Olympic flag as «Olympic athletes of Russia». In case of a victory of the representative of the Russian Federation in his honor will be performed the Olympic anthem. Athletes from Russia were forbidden to apply a form of national paraphernalia.
The Executive Committee the IOC also disqualified for life from any involvement in the Olympics the former Minister of sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko, today occupying the post of Deputy Prime Minister, and his former Deputy Yury Nagornykh.
In November 2015, the World anti-doping Agency published a report in which it accused the Russian Federation in government support of doping. The report noted that Russian special services were covered systematic doping Russian athletes, admits the «direct intimidation and interference» in the work of the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.
The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, who now lives in the USA, in may 2016 admitted in substitution of test results that were taken from Russian athletes during the Olympic winter games in Sochi 2014.
Because of the doping scandal, the national teams of Russia on athletics was removed from the Olympic games in 2016. Also the Russian team at full strength is not allowed to the summer Paralympics.
The Commission the IOC under the leadership of Denis Oswald in November 2017 annulled the results of the 25 Russian participants of the Games in Sochi.
The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee said athletes from Russia will be able to walk under the national flag on the last day of the Olympics 06.12.2017