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South Korea says still pushing forward on other projects with North Korea

01 February 2018, 12:13 | Rufus Hill

South Korea says still pushing forward on other projects with North Korea

Marie-Philip Poulin was in love with hockey from moment one

"Forgive us for failing to protect you from this".

"[Russia] will always. support the idea of clean sports in all senses, pure from doping, pure from artificial phenomena that do not go along with sports", Putin said.

They will compete under a neutral flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation".

Putin "reminded the cabinet of the decision to organise a competition for those of our athletes who had not been allowed to take part in the Olympic Games", Russian news agencies quoted Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. "I'm doing my best to create the best environment for athletes and help them feel at home".

"Forgive us for not able to stay out of this", said Putin, stressing that Russian Federation has always supported the idea of a clean sport.

According to the president, Russian Federation will have a "substantive discussion" with its colleague in global organisations on the issue.

"International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was satisfied with the athletes' village made up of apartment complexes", Ryu, who as an IOC member accompanied Bach during his PyeongChang visit Tuesday, said.

Among them are speed skaters Ivan Skobrev, a two-time medalist at the Vancouver 2010 Games, and Artem Kuznetcov.

The Winter Olympics Eurosport VR app will provide more than 50 hours of live coverage, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The United States will send its largest team ever to a Winter Games, with 242 athletes, followed by Canada with 226.

In an e-mail to Reuters, the International Olympic Committee, which says it does not comment on individual cases, said panel members had gone "into detailed consideration of each individual athlete" in its selection of Russian competitors.

Jezersek, 31, competed for her homeland of Slovenia in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, but the out lesbian became an Australian citizen in 2016.

In particular, short tracker Viktor An, biathlonist Anton Shipulin, skier Sergei Ustyugov and a number of other leading Russian athletes have not received an invitation from the IOC Commission.

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