Bill Chappell. The proposed logo for Russian athletes who are permitted to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and other rules, are sure to create a stir at the Olympics, an event that's heavy on both symbolism and patriotism. Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group hide caption. Russian athletes who compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics must wear a simple logo that reads "Olympic Athlete from Russia" — and their uniforms can't include other words or references to their home country, an International Olympic Committee panel said Wednesday. The IOC's Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group released guidelines for uniforms, accessories and equipment two weeks after Russia was effectively banned from the upcoming Olympics because of a widespread and organized doping campaign. The ban includes provisions for Russian athletes who are declared "clean" to participate in South Korea.
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A former Russian Navy commander is under investigation for stealing from his own ship in a big, big way. The unnamed naval officer is accused of helping orchestrate the theft of two huge, ton brass propellers from the guided missile destroyer Bespokoynyy above , substituting the real ones for inferior, cheaply built copies. The process is unspecified, but it's been a museum ship since , so it likely involved rendering the onboard weapons unusable, disabling the sensors, and draining fuel, oil, and other flammable materials from the propulsion system. The former commander of the Bespokoynyy Project destroyer is being investigated for stealing two of its bronze propellers that weighed 26 tons, which were replaced by cheaper, lower-quality propellers.
Russia is banned. A neutral athlete from Russia won a world championship.
I grew up in St. Petersburg, the one-time capital and now second-largest city in Russia. Even after almost 23 years of living in the Chicago area, part of me still misses the grand architecture, the sun not setting until late into the night during the summer, and the St. Petersburg Subway, which, ignited my love for public transit. I still have some relatives back there, including three of my grandparents, my dad, one of my brothers, and a few more distant relatives.
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