Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals

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And after the Russian doping scandal rocked the 2014 Sochi Games, Team GB is hoping to be more in contention for medals this year.

They are also Soldier-athletes in WCAP who have made the U.S. Olympic Team.

The 169 athletes, who will compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation", have been chosen from an initial pool of 389 sportsmen and women and have been cleared of suspicion of doping by two vetting panels.

The IOC estimates that between 70% and 80% of the 169 athletes have not previously competed at a Winter Olympics.

One can only imagine the feelings of a disqualified athlete, who has "trained for half his life for such Games", said Henrich, who now trains in Russian Federation. The creative thematic behind the campaign is "resetting finish lines", rooted in the understanding that these athletes are continuously pushing their personal and athletic boundaries in pursuit of achieving their Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games dreams.

The Winter Olympics of 2018, officially called the XXIII Olympic Winter Games has been scheduled to take place from February 9 to 25 and will be held in South Korea's Pyeongchang county.

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Wilson said he hasn't had any CTE symptoms but he plans to donate his brain to research . Kids under 12 would have to play touch football.

Before departing for PyeongChang, the snowboardcross athletes will compete in Bansko, Bulgaria and in Feldberg, Germany.

"This independent panel which put together the invitation list, the final invitation list, gives us the highest confidence that there will be only clean Russian athletes (in Pyeongchang)", Bach said.

According to the Team USA press release, the United States is just four gold medals away from 100 wins, which would make it the second country to do so (behind Norway, with 118).

The same day, the International Olympic Committee published a list of 17 criteria, which guided the decision over the invitation of Russian athletes to participate in the Games.

While Winter Olympians wrap-up in competition, these athletes appear more than happy to flaunt their sizzling figures off the slopes.

Short-track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are among the prominent names not included on the list. "We get along so well", she said.

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