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INCHEON /South Korea/, 6 Feb. /TASS./ The situation of first-admission, and then permission to participate in the Olympic games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, will become an additional motivation for the forward of the Russian hockey team Lyudmila Belyakova. She told about it to journalists.
In mid-January, it was announced that the international Olympic Committee has not issued Belyakova invitation to the Games-2018. It was later revealed that the reason for this was a technical error, which is noticed in time the Federation of hockey of Russia and promptly said Belyakov to the Games.
“The day when first it became known that I’m not allowed on Games, I remember well, then very upset . I was transferred in the last five, where I was alone, I watched from my link, – said the hockey player. – Me and the manual, and then wrote that I admitted that all is well. Now I’m gone, it will be for me an additional motivation, some kind of chance again, it all worked out”.
Russian hockey players will take part in the opening ceremony of the Olympics on 9 February. “For many girls this will be the first time, it will be an unforgettable show, from which all delighted. Because the Games will not play the national anthem and no flag, it is necessary to prove that it’s in our heart, we play for our country,” – said Belyakov.
The Russians in the preliminary stage of the Olympic tournament in group A against teams of Canada (11 February), USA (February 13) and Finland (15 February).