Russia: Athletes embark for South Korea to compete as 'neutrals' at Olympics

A number of Russian athletes who are eligible to take part in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games prepared to depart Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow for Pyeongchang in South Korea, Wednesday. The team included short-track, luge and curling athletes. Commenting on the athletes' spirit ahead of the Olympics, the head coach of the Russian luge team Alexei Tchudinov said the Russian athletes were... Еще going to «fight, gain a medal and to win,» stating that the team was «strongly prepared» to fight for those team members who have been «unfairly suspended.» 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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