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ROC Explained: Why Is Russia Banned from the Tokyo Olympics?

Viewers may have noticed an unfamiliar country abbreviation at the Tokyo Olympics. Just who is the ROC, anyway? It stands for Russian Olympic Committee. Well, sort of. Russia received a two-year ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency for its state-sponsored doping program. Between December 17, 2020, and December 17, 2022, no athlete can represent Russia at the Olympics, Paralympics or World Championships.
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Russian Olympic Committee stun host Japan in first-ever 3x3 game at Olympics

TOKYO (Japan) - History was finally made on July 24 with 3x3 making its grand Olympic debut in thrilling style at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo. And the wait was well worth it it with the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)'s women spoiling the local party with a heart-stopping 21-18 victory over host Japan.
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#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...
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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...
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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.

Here's Why There's a New Olympic Team Called 'ROC' at the 2021 Olympics

The former team Russia became the former team OAR and is now ROC. When you tune in to the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which is actually taking place in 2021, you might notice a country you haven't seen compete in the past. There's one team bringing a lot of athletes that you'll see labeled ROC.

Unbeaten USA battle past ROC in blockbuster women's 3x3 Olympic clash

TOKYO (Japan) - USA fought off a determined challenge from Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to record a 20-16 victory and remain unbeaten in a top of the table clash in women's 3x3 Olympic action. USA came out cold and trailed for most of the blockbuster contest before they rediscovered their...

Suddenly, the Women’s Gymnastics Competition Is a Toss-Up

I have to type it out so I’ll believe it’s real: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team … might not win in Tokyo? They might not win—and it might not even be close. What’s going on? How did this happen? Where am I?. There were so few certainties leading up to...
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Why is Taiwan competing as Chinese Taipei at the Tokyo Olympics?

It's hard to keep politics out of sports, especially at an international event like the Olympics. Some countries are represented under different names than most are used to. Russia technically isn't represented in Tokyo, but the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is. The Refugee Olympic Team was created in 2015 ahead of the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a reaction to a refugee crisis in Europe. And one island off the eastern coast of mainland China has been competing under a different name for nearly 40 years.