MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What country is R.O.C. in the Olympics?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What country is R.O.C. in the Olympics?

You may have seen R.O.C. listed in the medal count and when watching the events. Everyone is confused. But it’s Russia.  This same confusion just happened during the Summer Olympics last year.  Russia got banned for doping, so all the Russian athletes are now competing under the banner, “Russian Olympic Committee” Instead of the actual country.

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