Russia at the Winter Olympic Games

Russian athletes prior to 1992 competed at the Winter Olympic Games as part of the team from the Soviet Union (USSR). In 1992, they competed as part of the Unified Team. In 2014 the Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia.

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Individual athletes who have qualified and can also demonstrate they have complied with the IOC's doping regulations will be allowed to compete under the Olympic flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russia."

Russian athletes have been traditionally strong in a range of sports such as cross-country skiing, figure skating, biathlon and speed skating.


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