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The Russian athletes do will parade behind their flag during the closing ceremony of Pyeongchang. The suspension is maintained but may be lifted very soon.
During the opening ceremony, the Russians had a parade behind the banner of the olympic games. (Reuters)
The international olympic committee has decided that the suspension of the Russian olympic committee would not be lifted for the closing ceremony of the olympic games in Pyeongchang, this Sunday (20: 00, 12: 00 French time) and that athletes, such as during the opening ceremony, not défileraient, therefore, not behind their flag.
On the other hand, the suspension of Russia may be lifted if there is no new positive control reported once all results of all controls made during these Games will be known.
This decision, taken by the IOC executive board, has been unanimously approved by the members of the session on a vote by show of hands.
During the discussion, several voices, including that of the canadian Tricia Smith, high for other conditions are set before the lifting of the suspension of the Russian olympic committee, but the executive board has decided to follow the recommendations presented by the evaluation group of the behavior of Russia. Sa president Nicole Hoevertsz has recognized the good will of Russia throughout the olympics, but the two positive cases have made it impossible in the eyes of his commission for the reintegration of Russia as soon as the ceremony’s closing.
a Member of the Russian IOC, Shamil Tarpischev has approved this decision orally even before the ratification vote.