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    With the Olympics underway, there's already hot competition and more than a little confusion. 

    Commentators keep mentioning Russian athletes, but weren't they banned? And who is this team OAR that keeps cropping up and winning medals? What's the deal? 

    Team OAR stands for "Olympic Athletes From Russia," a group of 169 athletes from Russia who are competing under the Olympic flag rather than representing Russia as a country.

    While it's a bit unusual, a move like this isn't unprecedented. But there hasn't really been a situation like 2018 before, with so many athletes competing under the Olympic flag, and all from a country that's usually a big-time competitor at the Games.  Read more...

    More about Russia, Pyeongchang, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics 2018, and Doping Scandal


    TwitterFacebook

    With the Olympics underway, there's already hot competition and more than a little confusion. 

    Commentators keep mentioning Russian athletes, but weren't they banned? And who is this team OAR that keeps cropping up and winning medals? What's the deal? 

    Team OAR stands for "Olympic Athletes From Russia," a group of 169 athletes from Russia who are competing under the Olympic flag rather than representing Russia as a country.

    While it's a bit unusual, a move like this isn't unprecedented. But there hasn't really been a situation like 2018 before, with so many athletes competing under the Olympic flag, and all from a country that's usually a big-time competitor at the Games.  Read more...

    More about Russia, Pyeongchang, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics 2018, and Doping Scandal



    (@)Marcus Gilmer

    Published on 13 Feb 2018 at 10:22PM

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