South Korea voices regret over Russia Winter Olympics ban

South Korea on Thursday voiced regret over the decision to ban Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, saying the participation of the country's athletes was crucial to the success of the event.The South Korean sports ministry urged Russian athletes to compete as neutrals following the International Olympic Committee's unprecedented ban, saying in a statement it had "worked hard over the past seven years to make meticulous preparations" for a peaceful and harmonious Games."The participation of winter sports athletes from around the world, including Russia, is the key to the success...

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By: France 24 - Thursday, 7 December

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