The international Olympic Committee (IOC) reduced the provisional list of Russian athletes who can compete at the winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, with 500 to 389 people. This was January 19, reported the press service of the IOC.
It is noted that in the reduced pool, which will check for additional doping tests, over 80% of athletes did not participate in the Games in Sochi.
“This new generation of Russian athletes,” said IOC.
In addition to the 111 athletes are not allowed to compete 51 Russian coach and 10 health workers.
The final list of athletes from Russia, who will be able to speak at the next Olympic games, will release on January 27.
Recall that a special Commission, Denis Oswald, investigating cases of systematic doping in Russian sport, has already opened 46 cases against the Russians. Earlier, the IOC stripped Russian athletes to 11 Olympic medals in Sochi, bringing Russia lost the lead in the overall standings, dropping to third place. In addition, on December 5, the IOC suspended the national team from the winter Games in 2018 in South Korea. To go to the Olympics only the athletes are not seen to be doping, but only under the neutral flag of arms of their country into shape.