The International Olympic Committee(IOC) says that Russia might be allowed to fly their flag at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games' closing ceremony if its athletes comply with the IOC's decisions announced on Tuesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, the IOC revealed its decision to ban Russia from the Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping, although individuals will be allowed to compete as neutral athletes.
The IOC decided that Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under the designation "Olympic Athlete from Russia," march behind the Olympic flag at opening ceremonies and the Olympic anthem will be played at medal ceremonies rather than the Russian national anthem.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams said on Wednesday that if Russian athletes comply with all of the decisions, the committee might soften its stance and allow Russia to fly its flag and have athletes wear their national uniforms at the beginning of the closing ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said it received appeals from 22 Russian athletes who were stripped of their medals and banned for life from future Olympics for doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.