In addition, it is reported that the irritation of the IOC caused a red color used by Russian bobsleighs.
TASS cites statements by the Secretary General of the Bobsled Federation of Russia, Sergey Parkhomenko:
The IOC has some remarks on our version of the form. So, in our curls on the overalls of athletes, international officials saw Russian motives. We were also asked that the color of the beans was not as red as on the Russian flag. Therefore, we will make them a little burgundy.
Recall that earlier in the IOC said that the sports uniform and sports equipment "Olympic athletes from Russia" (OAR) should not contain more than 2-s colors of the national flag. Now it turns out that even one color (and this is exactly red) caused a negative reaction from the committee.
Earlier in the media there was information that the maximum number of Russian athletes, which the IOC is ready to allow before the Olympics in South Korea - about 200.
Against this background, the Rospotrebnadzor reported the high risk of a bird flu epidemic in Pyeongchang during the Olympic Games there during the week.