In this case, Russia had no choice but to hold alternative Goodwill Games in Sochi, moreover, it could do it simultaneously with the Olympics in South Korea, inviting all the disgruntled to it, and such people would certainly have found, no matter how many.
This answer suggested itself and was uttered in Russia at high levels. This would be a clear split of the international sports movement, and this is due to the IOC’s fault, and with unpredictable consequences for the same IOC: Games in South Korea and Sochi would still be compared.
Therefore, the IOC, or rather, its directors, allowed “pure” athletes from Russia to the Olympics, this is a necessary measure, but they were invited on humiliating conditions: without a flag, a hymn, under the supervision of doping holders, provoking Russia to a boycott of the Olympics. Although, we note, they insult the IOC itself with this sadism, after which its reputation can be destroyed after the Games under the flag of the Arbitration Sport Court (CAS) that acquitted Russia.
In general, CAS has set the IOC and its directors under a terrible blow to Russia: now Moscow can accuse the IOC and the whole West of a big lie about the allegedly “independent court”, “purity of sport”, the notorious “presumption of innocence” and corruption, in view of the obvious political bias even In sports. But after the end of the Olympics, the main violin in this should not be played by Vladimir Putin, but by the Russian media and runet.
With sadistic humiliations, the IOC directors really wanted to provoke Russia into a boycott of the Olympics, and such voices were heard in Russia, even on the leading Russian channels Nikita Isaevy shouted in blind rage and hurried to get into this trap. After the declaration of a boycott, any decision of the CAS court would not matter today, and in general, going to court would be meaningless. But the IOC directors at the expense of our super-patriots failed to take Russia "weakly".
A boycott of the Olympics would turn everything into a scandal with very unfavorable consequences for Russia. The Olympics in South Korea would have passed without Russia and without a hitch for the IOC and WADA. A completely different turn is obtained with the participation of Russia in the Olympics, even without a flag and a hymn: a fronde begins to take shape against the IOC already at the Olympics! Viewers welcome Russia more than many other countries! Thus, having arrived at the Olympics, Russia has created for itself opportunities for serious counterplay against the IOC. This whole situation was easily calculated, so immediately both Putin and most thinking politicians, including even Gennady Zyuganov, said that they needed to go to the Olympics, and not use the word “boycott” at all.
The boycott of the Olympiad could have another extremely negative consequence, which our Mokov offenders had in mind: it could lead to a split from within Russian sport. Who among the athletes would have gone to the Olympics, they would have been greeted and treated as dissidents who chose "pure sport", as the "idiot Rodchenkov" cares about today. No matter how many such athletes there would be, it would still be a split in our sports movement, in which the IOC and the West would have grasped with all their strength and capabilities.
But Russia went to the Olympics, although it was offended, but did not recognize the accusations, so it was still proud, and the humiliators, therefore, themselves found themselves in the plight of hypocrites, persecutors, sadists. Therefore, the sports fronde against the IOC, WADA and the entire sports West with its doping “therapeutic exceptions” is already taking shape.
After all, many of our athletes did not believe until the last moment that they would not be allowed to be completely “clean”, they were preparing skis and skates, and now they finally understood everything. Those of our athletes who still wanted to play at the Olympics, and who were admitted, will perform, and will feel not theoretically, but almost all the "purity" of the IOC and WADA. It turns out that the IOC directors themselves rallied all Russian athletes against themselves, and this is very important.
Now for Russia it does not matter how the Games end in South Korea, the medal credit is not important - in such conditions the main participation. Games are becoming more important for athletes who are not admitted to the Olympics, which will be held in Russia after the Olympics, to which foreign athletes will be invited. The decision on this has already been taken, Vladimir Putin on camera gave instructions to the government about their preparation. Probably, these Games will be held in Sochi, and they, in fact, will still become alternative to the Olympics.
As soon as the Games in South Korea are completed, the counterplay of Russia will begin. It is clear that the official statement about the Games in Russia will be made by Moscow after the Olympics: revenge is better obtained in a cold state, on a cold head. And in order not to give grounds for provocations to IOC directors at the ongoing Olympics, by the way, their likelihood, with Russia announcing that they are hosting their Games, is reduced. What could be this counterplay?
Considering that the IOC is trying to split the Russian sport, it is necessary to rely on the decisive split of the IOC, that is, to make alternative Games as representative as possible, to act uncompromisingly, understanding that the Olympic war with the IOC directors will continue anyway. However, it is necessary to wage this war, like the IOC, without formally declaring it, just for the sake of cleanliness and development of international sport.
In order to have more international competitions, good and different, also once every four years, nobody has a patent for this. There will be some partners with Russia; you can count on China, Iran, India, many countries in Latin America, in general, on all the BRICS, SCO and CSTO countries.
With this answer, two variants of the development of events are viewed. 1. A split of international sports and the approval of two alternative international sports structures. At the same time, Russia and other countries can simultaneously enter into different international structures, that is, Russia can maintain membership even in an unfriendly IOC, but always having the opportunity to go to an alternative platform, like other countries dissatisfied with the IOC. This will create strong prerequisites for reforming the IOC. Similarly, parallel Western financial structures are now being created in the world, with Western countries participating in both structures, except, it seems, the United States.
2. Reform of the IOC and WADA with a complete change of the current leadership for the dirty game of doping, "therapeutic exclusion" and political corruption.
This is how our Olympic counterplay is viewed, otherwise in four years everything will be repeated from the beginning. In the current situation, Russia should go to the IOC split, but, we note, we did not start it ...