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Dylan Hernandez: As Pyeongchang Olympics close, so too does myth of fair competition

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Representing the union of the world's continents, the interlocking rings on the Olympic flag symbolized something else Sunday night at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games.

Frustration. Exasperation. Hopelessness.

So much for Higher, Faster, Stronger.

With the International Olympic Committee refusing to reinstate Russia for the ceremony, the five-ring banner remained the adopted flag of the country's delegation, which competed under the moniker of Olympic Athletes From Russia.

The neutral flag was ushered into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium along

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