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Design of Russian athletes’ Olympic kits not yet approved - ROC president

December 17, 2017, 17:19 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Talks are underway

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MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Designs of the Russian national team’s uniform for the 2018 Olympic Games South Korea’s PyeongChang have not yet been approved, with consultations on that matter being underway with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov told TASS on Sunday.

"No agreement on a final design of the Russian Olympic team’s kits have been reached. Talks are underway. The design has not yet been approved," he said.

On December 5, IOC announced its decision to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee’s membership over multiple doping abuse allegations, thus banning the Russian national team from taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s PyeongChang under the national flag. The IOC vowed however to observe the rights of clean athletes. Those who match the proposed criteria may be invited to the 2018 Games as "Olympic athletes from Russia," under a flag with five colored rings, it said. The list of Russian athletes cleared for the 2018 Olympics will be made public later.

The upcoming Olympics, which are 23rd Winter Games, will take place in South Korea’s PyeongChang on February 9-25, 2018.

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