A number of Russian athletes were hoping to compete in Pyeongchang after all. The CAS sports court has rejected their complaint at the last minute.
Still skiing down the mountain, but not in Pyeongchang: Russian biathlete Anton Schipulin Photo: imago/Gepa Pictures
The team, which goes by the acronym OAR, wears black and white. It doesn’t look very nice, and that’s probably how it was intended. On the back of the training jackets it says "Olympic Athlete from Russia". The athletes are not allowed to show the Russian colors, not even to wear the flag when crossing the finish line or on the ice oval. It’s all part of the sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s not-so-clean sports ambassadors in the past.