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Russian Fans Defy Neutral Status at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in Photos

Russian fans experienced mixed emotions as the Winter Olympics officially kicked off in South Korea’s Pyeongchang on Friday.

Due to allegations of doping, Russian athletes are not allowed to compete under a Russian flag, will not hear their anthem if they win medals and wear uniforms marking them as “Olympic Athletes From Russia.”

The fans, however, faced no such limitations.