South Korea: 'Olympic Games beyond political tensions' — IOC President Bach

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach responded to journalists' questions after an IOC session in Pyeongchang on Wednesday, particularly with regard to Russian athletes' involvement in the games. «You will not tempt me to speculate there on the outcome of this procedure there in CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), I think we have very good arguments to present, the... Еще Olympic Charter and all the circumstances give us very good arguments,» the IOC President responded to a question regarding the athletes' CAS appeal. When asked if Russian athletes will do victory laps with flags given form the crowd, Bach said that «this is not allowed» as «the Olympic athletes from Russia have signed a declaration of acceptance of these regulations and as we said before, all this will be monitored by the implementation group.» He added that «the Olympic Games should be beyond political tensions and should not be used as leverage in these tensions.»

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