Omg what do you think will happen with the Russian women's team (and individual gymnasts) with this ban?? 😭 I hope they can prove to be clean and choose to compete under Olympic flag
they’ll just compete under the neutral flag. won’t be able to have the crest/any russian symbols on their leotards. no anthem, but it’s not like gold medals were likely anyway. i don’t think it’ll push mustafina’s retirement decision either direction.
i feel much worse for the men’s team, with them being favorites for team gold. such a historic moment, but their (possible) win won’t go down in the record books as russia’s. same with nagornyy and dalaloyan in the all-around.