The Olympic flag

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MOSCOW, December 29. /Offset. TASS Veronica sovetova/. Russian athletes will participate in the parade of athletes during the opening ceremony of the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. About this TASS said the head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov.

“The Russian athletes will participate in the opening ceremony of the Games in Pyeongchang, they will be in the parade of athletes under the Olympic flag,” – said Zhukov.

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As it became known to TASS earlier on Friday, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the design of the parade uniform of the Russian athletes. According to the IOC requirements, the company is the official outfitter of the national team ZASPORT left cut and design of the models, but removed the flag and the coat of arms, and also put the required OAR (Olympic Athlete from Russia).

The IOC Executive Board on 5 December banned the Russians to participate in the Olympics 2018 under the flag of the country, but was given the opportunity to go to South Korea pure athletes who will enter the competition under the Olympic flag. The question of the participation of Russian athletes in the opening ceremony of the Games, the IOC is not regulated.

The opening ceremony of the Olympics in Pyeongchang will be held February 9.