Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

ROC IS CONTRADICT­ORY

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DESPITE their country being banned from the Olympics, a team representi­ng Russia has been competing in Tokyo, with athletes being classed as independen­t in a Russian Olympic Committee team.

It’s such a contradict­ory situation, and is like a football team being barred from playing in European competitio­n for a season, but their players still being allowed to play in the tournament­s under their club’s name.

Dave Bassett, address supplied

 ??  ?? ● A Russian Olympic Committee bronze medallist at Tokyo
● A Russian Olympic Committee bronze medallist at Tokyo

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