Capitals’ Ovechkin On The Russian Olympic Ban: “It’s Always Disappointing To Hear Something Like That.”

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Russia has been banned for the next four years from the Olympics and global sports the World Anti-Doping Agency announced on Monday.

Athletes can still play under a neutral flag if they prove they were not affected by the doping scandal. The Russian flag and anthem will not be allowed in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin spoke to the media about his home country’s ban in the world’s biggest sporting event. “It’s bad. I feel bad for people working so hard for this moment and they can’t be there,” he said.

Ovechkin did not play for Russia in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but did play in three Winter Olympics prior.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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2 Responses to Capitals’ Ovechkin On The Russian Olympic Ban: “It’s Always Disappointing To Hear Something Like That.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ovi just can’t seem to catch a break with the Olympics.

    Like

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