Russia’s Team Name, Flag Agreed on for Next 2 Olympics
With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country's team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC.”
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GENEVA (AP) — With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country’s team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday. The team name — an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee — has been agreed on by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has accused the country of running a state-backed doping program. Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem were banned from this year’s…