December 6, 2017 / 3:37 PM / in a year

Putin asks why Russian Olympians cannot compete under national flag

The Russian national flag (R) and the Olympic flag are seen during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo Picture Supplied by Action Images

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday questioned why the country’s competitors at the Winter Olympics next year will not be able to compete under the Russian flag, Russian news agencies reported.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber

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