Published: Thu, February 01, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Here's How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics


"It's a lottery", said Sofia Prosvirnova, one of seven Russian short track speed skaters headed to South Korea, ahead of a meeting of "Olympic Athletes from Russia" with President Vladimir Putin.

The International Olympic Committee has mistakenly invited a banned Russian athlete to the Pyeongchang Games as a coach.

The IOC has granted 169 Russians entry to compete as individuals under the neutral label "Olympic Athlete from Russia".

He asked the Olympic athletes "to forget about what accompanied preparations for the Olympic Games lately and about the things I've just said".

He also said Russian Federation will support its athletes who could not take part in the 2018 Olympic Games.

Putin at a meeting with the athlethes, said Russian Federation will support the idea of clean sports.

The all-in-one app will help fans better enjoy the Olympic Winter Games experience by offering real-time updates, athlete information, medal standings and Olympic and Paralympic records.

"For us certain things are truly odd", he said.

Hockey players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk gave Putin a Russian jersey bearing his name and players' signatures along with the slogan "Russia in my heart".

The Court of Arbitration for Sport are due to announce their verdict tomorrow on the hearings of 39 Russian athletes banned from Pyeongchang 2018.

"We should prove to them all that we are Russians, that we are strong, that those who are banning our teammates will not be able to break us", Repilov said.

"Of course we are very anxious about our athletes who were unable to go to the Olympic Games". As well as prohibiting the display of national emblems, the body also forbids OAR members from accepting the national flag from the crowd, showing national symbols on social media, and singing the national anthem inside an Olympic venue.

"In that case, what are we fighting with?"

In a message sent over a cross-border communication channel, South Korea demanded the North to fulfill mutual agreements over a set of conciliatory gestures to mark the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

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