Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games
SOCHI, Russia Oct 19 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir
Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from
taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
"We are seeing that the IOC is under strong pressure," Putin
said at a forum with scholars. "It relies on advertisers,
television channels, sponsors, and so on. And these sponsors are
receiving unambiguous signals from certain American
(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Gabrielle
Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Christian Lowe)
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