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LAUSANNE /Switzerland/, December 15. /TASS/. The Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR) will continue to bear the financial costs of participation of national teams in winter Olympic games in 2018. About it to journalists was declared by the first Vice-President OKR Stanislav Pozdnyakov.

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On Friday in Lausanne was held the first meeting of the joint working group of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Committee on the participation of Russian athletes at the Games in 2018.

“Because this case is unique, and although the athletes have Olympic status, but that the sportsmen of Russia, the financial component will carry OCD . The IOC in turn will provide a subsidy for relocation and accommodation, these sportsmen in the order in which this rule has always worked in previous Olympics. That is, there is nothing changes in terms of financial issues, cooperation with the organizing Committee, as well as the quantitative and qualitative composition, which will go to the competition,” – said Pozdnyakov.

On December 5, the IOC Executive Board on the basis of these two committees took the decision on non-admission of the Russian team at the Olympics-2018. The IOC has accused Russia of systematic violation of anti-doping rules, in particular at the winter Games 2014 in Sochi. The Games can be just pure athletes under the Olympic flag, and only after consultation with the special Commission of the IOC.

Olympic games 2018 will be held in South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.