ROC (Russian Olympic Committee)

Due to state-backed doping, approved by Putin (I assume), “Russia” will not be competing in Tokyo.

I am happy the athletes were not banned outright as, of course, many did not dope.

… a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling from December which barred Russia’s name, flag, anthem and other national symbols in a package of sanctions over what it deemed Russia’s failure to turn over accurate data from the Moscow drug-testing laboratory.

The team in Tokyo will be officially known not as “Russia,” but as “ROC”, for Russian Olympic Committee. …

Russian athletes had similar limits on their uniforms and symbols at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang …

Russia’s flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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