Russia alleges Western media preparing bogus Olympic report

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FILE – In this Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, the building of the Russian Olympic Committee is seen through a gate decorated with the Olympic rings in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s […]

MOSCOW (AP) Russia’s Foreign Ministry claims that unspecified Western news media are preparing a bogus report about Russian connections in hacker attacks related to the Winter Olympics.

In a statement Wednesday, the ministry said ”It is known to us that Western mass media are planning to throw in a pseudo-investigation on the theme of `the Russian trace’ in hacker attacks on information resources connected with conducting the Winter Olympics in South Korea.”

”As before, no kind of evidence will be presented to the world,” said the statement, which gave no evidence of its own claims.

The statement comes amid simmering resentment in Russia over its athletes being forced to compete under a neutral flag at the Olympics because of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

For more AP Olympics coverage: http://wintergames.ap.org

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