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Alexei Kovalev

The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

By invitation only, there will be Russians competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

And likely winning some medals.

Although the International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang because of widespread doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the country will be represented by "Olympic Athletes from Russia" and competing under the Olympic flag.

The IOC says the OAR team will be picked by a panel of anti-doping and medical officials from various organizations.

To be invited, Russian athletes must meet the usual Olympic qualifying standards but also "be considered clean to the satisfaction of the panel," meaning...

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