Russian athletes who have been allowed to participate in the Tokyo Summer Games (2021) and the Beijing Winter Games (2022) despite their country's doping suspension will do so under the name Team ROC (Russian Olympic Committee).

The name Russia, the Russian flag and the Russian national anthem are banned at the two Olympic events.

The Team ROC will display an Olympic flag in Japan and China.

Another piece of music, as a replacement for the national anthem, is still being considered.

At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, Russian athletes participated under the name OAR (Olympic Athletes Russia).

Only Russians who were demonstrably 'clean' and who had no doping history in any way were allowed to compete in South Korea as neutral athletes.

The same goes again for the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympics.

The international sports tribunal CAS halved the doping sentence for Russia in December.

The exclusion for the Olympic Games, and in principle also for World Cups, due to systematic doping practices was reduced from four to two years.

The suspension will run until December 16, 2022 and may therefore also affect possible participation of Russia in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

More than a year ago, the suspension was pronounced by the WADA after an investigation showed that even after the proven fraud in athletics and during the Winter Games in Sochi, extensive doping fraud was still involved.

Anti-doping agency RUSADA filed an appeal under pressure from the Russian government.