Germany: Russian cross-country skiers Alexander Panzhinskiy and Anna Nechaevskaya head to Olympics

‌ ‌ Two Russian cross-country skiers who are eligible to take part in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, Alexander Panzhinskiy and Anna Nechaevskaya, prepared to depart from Munich Airport for Pyeongchang in South Korea on Friday. The group included the national team's coach Markus Kramer, as well as their physiotherapist. Commenting on the athletes' spirits ahead of the Olympics, Kramer... Еще said that they «want to fight for the medals.» He expressed his regret over the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision, saying «it has its own rules and unfortunately decides to do what they want». Only 169 Russian athletes have been admitted to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang, where they will each be able to compete as an ‘Olympic Athlete from Russia'.

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