PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Confusion reigns over how the International Olympic Committee will decide what to do with the banned Russian Olympic Committee. They could readmit them, continue the ban or hedge with what the IOC says might be a ‘‘partial solution.’’
The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family after being ousted for a massive doping scandal. That would allow about 160 Russian athletes competing in PyeongChang to fly their own flag on Sunday at the Closing Ceremony.
They've been competing here under a neural flag.
Two strikes against readmission are positive doping tests in PyeongChang by two Russian athletes, including one who had to forfeit his bronze medal. That’s half of the four doping cases reported so far at this year’s Olympics.