Russia: Kolobkov promises to ‘fight for every athlete’ to participate in Olympics

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Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said he would "fight until the very end" for each athlete, speaking at a joint press conference with First Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov, in Moscow on Thursday.

According to Pozdnyakov, "169 people are the total number of athletes" to partake in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics under a neutral flag. He asserted that leading athletes were not included in the list.

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