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Russian Athletes In Favor Of Competing At PyeongChang Games, ROC Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 12 / 17

Russian athletes are "overwhelmingly in favor of competing" at the PyeongChang 2018 Games despite a ban on the national team, the Russian Olympic Committee said on Monday, according to James Ellingworth of the AP. Sofia Velikaya said that the ROC's athletes' commission, which she chairs, has heard f...

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