IOC officers have determined to ban the usage of the identify “Red Machine” for the Russian ice hockey team throughout the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Thus, the Russians are ordered to use solely the title “Olympic athletes from Russia” for all official media sources of the Russian Hockey Federation.
It was stated that the Russian Hockey Federation respects the ideas of the Olympic Movement and strictly observes each the beforehand obtained and all the brand new directions and necessities from the IOC.
In accordance with most up-to-date directions, the International Olympic Committee recommends to use the time period “Olympic athletes from Russia” for all official media of the Russian Hockey Federation. Previously, there have been no IOC necessities to limit the usage of nationwide symbols, in addition to names of nationwide groups on media sources of sports activities federations.
Adhering to the necessities from the IOC and fulfilling contractual obligations of the IIHF, the gamers and the teaching workers use the tools of the companions of the International Ice Hockey Federation throughout the coaching course of, and there aren’t any parts of nationwide id on it.
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