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MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. The application of stickers on national symbols may be an option to bring the uniform of the Russian athletes at the winter Olympics in 2018 in accordance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). About this TASS said a source in one of the national federations for winter sports, which deals with the issue of equipment of the athletes.

On December 5, the IOC Executive Board 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 in the form with the inscription “Olympic athlete from Russia” under the Olympic flag. In this regard, the competitive form athletes must not contain national symbols – a combination of the three colors of the Russian flag and emblem of the country.

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The source noted that in a situation when before the start of the Olympic games left a month and a half, manufacturers of sports equipment may simply not have time to produce the uniforms, which would satisfy the requirements of the IOC. For this reason, the application of the labels on the sports form, in which the Russian athletes competing in international competitions, is now regarded as one of the ways out of this situation. It is not excluded that the labels will contain the acronym OAR or complete transcript – Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Federation of hockey of Russia, the snowboard Federation of Russia, Federation of freestyle of Russia and the Curling Federation of Russia now or are in Olympic shape, or already developed a version of the. The kit must be approved by the IOC, which officially had not spoken.

In parallel, also developed a dress uniform of the Russian Olympic team, presumably it is made the official outfitter of the Russian Olympic Committee, the company ZASPORT.