24 Mar 2018 15:54

Russian sports minister expects ROC's issues with IOC over

KOLOMNA, Moscow region. March 24 (Interfax) - Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said he expects that the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) would not have any more issues with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

"The flag was returned to the Russian Olympic Committee following the Olympic Games, I believe this subject is closed and we will not return to it. We acknowledged violations in certain sports. We're currently engaged in difficult negotiations with WADA [the World Anti-Doping Agency] and international organizations, we're listening to each other and will gradually find common ground," Kolobkov said at a meeting with members of the Russian national speed skating team on Saturday.

"We must prepare for the next Olympics calmly," he said.