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MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Russian short-track athletes, Victor Ahn and semen Elistratov included in the provisional list of athletes for participation in Olympic games in 2018, submitted to the international Olympic Committee (IOC). About TASS said the President of the Russian skating Union (TFR) Alexey Kravtsov .
On December 5, the IOC Executive Board banned the Russians to participate in the Olympics 2018 under the flag of his 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. On Tuesday Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko told TASS that the provisional list of athletes for participation in the Games was sent to the IOC.
“We sent a list of athletes who fulfilled the qualification standards. It came, and Viktor Antonov, along with semen by Elistratova,” – said Kravtsov.
An to 2011 represented the national team of South Korea, becoming a three-time Olympic champion (all – Games-2006 in Turin), and also won 18 gold medals at the world Championships. In 2011, the athlete took Russian citizenship, reasoning that his desire to speak at the 2014 Games in Sochi, which won three gold awards. Elistratov also became Olympic champion of the Games-2014 in the team.
Olympics 2018 will be held from 9 to 25 February.