GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Nominally, Russia is barred from the Winter Olympics, but that was not obvious at the team figure skating event on Sunday as a cheering section waved the Russian flag and wore ponchos and hockey jerseys in the red, white and blue of the Russian tricolor and shirts and hats that said “Russia in My Heart.”
If there is any enmity toward the Russians for a state-backed system of doping that operated at the 2014 Winter Olympics, it does not appear evident, at least publicly, in this most visible and closely followed of sports at the Games.
The audience clapped politely on Sunday, and there seemed to be no booing. After the final round on Monday, the team of Russians won silver behind Canada, which took the gold medal. The United States claimed the bronze.