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Why Russian athletes are competing under the ROC at Olympics

Even though they're making a strong showing in Tokyo, dozens of Russian athletes aren't officially allowed to show off their national pride. Doping regulators contend this punishment is justified, given the country's cover-up over doping violations. There are 335 Russian athletes competing in the 2020 Games as "neutrals" under the...
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What is ROC? Here's what to know about Russia and the Olympics

(CNN) — If you've been watching the Olympics this year, you may notice an unfamiliar abbreviation, ROC. It stands for the Russian Olympic Committee, and it's essentially a loophole that allows Russian athletes to compete in the Olympics while their country is banned from the Games because of its doping scandal.
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What Does ROC Stand for at the Olympics?

Watching the Olympic Games can test the fans' geography knowledge as much as their sporting expertise. If you have tried and failed to figure out which country ROC stands for at the Tokyo Olympics, don't beat yourself up as your geography knowledge hasn't let you down. ROC is the acronym...

#ROC hashtag takes off at Olympics, here’s why

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — #ROC is a popular hashtag local Twitter users include when posting something about Rochester. Users noticed Friday that the hashtag #ROC was automating an Olympic medal emoji once the tweet was posted:. The Olympic connection is because the #ROC hashtag is being used by the “Russian...

Why is Russia called ROC at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is the official name of the largest country in the world and ranked 4th in Rio 2016 after winning 56 medals. But at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the country can't use their name, flag, or anthem. Instead, the country will compete under the name "ROC", which is an acronym for the Russian Olympic Committee. This is due to the fact that Russia was sanctioned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after it was accused of running a state-backed doping program.

Olympics Latest: Hancock wins gold for US in skeet shooting

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:. Vincent Hancock has become the first skeet shooter to win three Olympic gold medals, giving the Americans a sweep after Amber English won the women’s event.
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Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no. 1 will be played instead of the Russian national anthem and I love that piece

When Russian shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina stood on the podium to celebrate her gold medal in shooting at the Tokyo Games, somewhere composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky was smiling. True, the famed Russian composer died 128 years ago, but his spirit—and his music—live on at these Olympic Games. The pounding strains of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 will be played during medals ceremonies when a Russian athlete wins gold.
The Guardian

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Magic Monday for Team GB, volleyball and more – live!

The BBC is showing highlights of the women’s street skateboarding. It’s new, I know, but I don’t think there’s an Olympic sport I’m more bewildered by. The least good Olympic discipline, or is it just me? Anyway, just 45 minutes before we get some actual live sport!. “I think Jonathan...

ROC quadruple sculls team withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 after doping cases

The Russia Olympic Committee’s (ROC) men’s quadruple sculls team has been withdrawn from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following the decision to exclude two rowers over positive tests for the banned substance meldonium. Nikita Morgachev and Pavel Sorin tested positive for the drug, which is believed to increase endurance, at an...
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How many athletes participate in the Olympics, and other key numbers from the Games

The Tokyo Olympics are underway, with an Opening Ceremonies unlike any in recent memory. There were 68,000 empty seats at the ceremonies, and there were stripped-down delegations from the competing nations, but the competitions themselves will be robust affairs. As the competitions begin, here are a few factoids that you...

Russian Olympic Committee to send 335-member team to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) says it will send a 335-member team to the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will compete neutrally under the terms of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision. ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov confirmed the size of the of the delegation following confirmation that...