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    And what makes them different from a Russian Olympic Athlete?

    Is the only difference that their medals don't get 'officially' included in the all time rankings for Russia?
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    (Original post by ThomH97)
    And what makes them different from a Russian Olympic Athlete?

    Is the only difference that their medals don't get 'officially' included in the all time rankings for Russia?
    Russia as a nation has been banned from the Olympics this year, however the IOC has let numerous athletes From Russia compete under the IOC flag under the designated name Olympic Athletes from Russia.


    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by ThomH97)
    And what makes them different from a Russian Olympic Athlete?

    Is the only difference that their medals don't get 'officially' included in the all time rankings for Russia?
    It is what Andre97 said: some athletes are allowed to participate in olympic games under IOC.

    (Original post by Andrew97)
    Russia as a nation has been banned from the Olympics this year, however the IOC has let numerous athletes From Russia compete under the IOC flag under the designated name Olympic Athletes from Russia.


    Hope this helps.
    Just a question due to curiosity: what if one of these IOC athletes wins a medal? would this one count to Russia in eternal medal count?
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    It is what Andre97 said: some athletes are allowed to participate in olympic games under IOC.



    Just a question due to curiosity: what if one of these IOC athletes wins a medal? would this one count to Russia in eternal medal count?
    I doubt it, because Russia as a country has been banned. The medals go towards the IOC. I think It’s a bit like in 1992 when Russia competed under the name unified team (or something like that) although this was basically Russia, it doesn’t contribute to an overall Russian medal count because the overall Russian medal count is medals achieved by the team named Russia as sanctioned by the IOC. Russia however isn’t present at the Winter Olympics.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    It is what Andre97 said: some athletes are allowed to participate in olympic games under IOC.



    Just a question due to curiosity: what if one of these IOC athletes wins a medal? would this one count to Russia in eternal medal count?
    Apologies for the double reply. But perhaps a better way to explain it would be thus.

    Each country has its own Olympic committee who get decide which athletes to send to the Olympics. For Russia this is called the Russian Olympic committee. Only athletes sent by their nations Olympic committee can score medals for that nation. However the ROC has been banned for doping, so officially Russia has not sent a team to Pyongchang. So thus no Russian athlete there can score a medal for Russia.
 
 
 
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