January 28 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
“OAR” or Olympic Athlete of Russia – without the national tri-colour, as required by the International Olympic Committee.
Furthermore, the IOC has decided to ban 22 coaches of Russian teams. In addition, 6 medical workers are also not allowed to attend. Among the uninvited specialists was the head coach of speedskaters, Konstantin Poltavets.
From a list of 280 coaches and personnel of the Russian delegation, 28 have been excluded from attendance. This is in addition to the fact that only 169 Russian athletes are attending, although Russia qualified for 214 places.
The US team will bring a record number of athletes instead, due to Russia’s unfulfilled quota.