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Russian fans proudly flying flag at Olympics despite ban

AP  |  Gangneung 

Russian fans are proudly waving their country's flag at the Pyeongchang Olympics, where Team is technically banned and Russian athletes must compete under the Olympic flag.

Many fans say the ban makes them more determined to represent their country. star has one rule for such fans: Put down the flag if they want to take a photo with him.

The athletes from are banned from using the flag or national symbols. The fans say that makes them even more patriotic and committed to make sure the athletes know that Russians are at these At and figure skating, the Russians have been among the loudest fan bases.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 14:15 IST