Sports Russians to get ‘neutral’ grey, red uniforms for Olympics

20:52  18 january  2018
20:52  18 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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MOSCOW—The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing grey and red in Pyeongchang. IOC rules don’t allow the neutral uniforms to contain national symbols, so there’s a badge on the chest reading “ Olympic Athletes from Russia .”

Russian sportswear company Zasport unveiled sketches of what they say are IOC-approved uniforms for the Olympic Athletes from Russia . There are winter coats, tracksuits, and hooded sweaters in grey , as well as an outfit in red with white stripes.

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MOSCOW — The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing grey and red in Pyeongchang.

Under an International Olympic Committee ruling last month that formally banned the Russia team, as many as 200 Russians could end up competing under the Olympic flag next month.

Russian sportswear company Zasport published on Thursday sketches of what it says are IOC-approved designs for the competitors, who will be officially known as Olympic Athletes from Russia.

There are winter coats, tracksuits, and hooded sweaters in grey, as well as an outfit in red with white stripes.

The designs, from the same company which was due to create uniforms for the Russian team before the ban, don’t bear any Russian flags.

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The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing gray and red in Pyeongchang. Post to Facebook. 18, 2018, by Russian outfit company ZASPORT, the official clothing supplier of the Russian National Olympic Committee, shows presented several designs of neutral Olympic uniforms with the logo

18, 2018, by Russian outfit company ZASPORT, the official clothing supplier of the Russian National Olympic Committee, shows presented several designs of neutral Olympic uniforms with the logo OAR - Olympic Athlete from Russia

IOC rules don’t allow the neutral uniforms to contain national symbols, so there’s a badge on the chest reading "Olympic Athletes from Russia."

Zasport says Russian athletes will start receiving their uniforms on Monday. However, it’s far from clear who exactly is going to the Olympics from Russia. The IOC has an invitation-only process for Russian athletes with the aim of cutting out those who it believes were part of organized doping programs or coverups at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

It wasn’t immediately clear which versions of the uniforms would be worn at the opening ceremony and the IOC did not immediately comment.

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