International Olympic Committee agrees to remove Bosco's logo from 2018 Olympics apparel

Russia-linked hackers apparently targeting 2018 Olympics

Russia-linked hackers apparently targeting 2018 Olympics

Last month, Kusnirovich announced that he had asked the IOC not to use the company's brand logo at the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang over the IOC's decision to suspend the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and to allow Russia's doping-clean athletes take part in the Games only under the neutral status capacity, prohibiting the national flag and state insignia.

The IOC neither commented on the post nor verified the authenticity of the emails but said "we do not comment on leaked documents".

"We believe that their reaction was normal and constructive".

A spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee confirmed to insidethegames that Bosco kit would not be worn by International Olympic Committee members at the Games.

"Judging by the letter from Thomas Bach, this situation will not affect our long-term relations with the IOC". "On some of the clothing, such as scarves and gloves, we will be simply removing the logo, because it will be cheaper (compared to patching)".

"In agreement with them and with their help IOC staff will wear their non-branded apparel, whilst IOC Members will wear uniforms produced by another manufacturer", the statement said.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister also lodged his appeal against a lifetime ban from the Olympics, the sports court said on Tuesday.

The athletes were among 43 disqualified from events, banned from participating in future Olympics and in some cases stripped of their medals following the IOC's investigation of widespread doping in Sochi exposed by an independent report for the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The IOC last month banned Russian Federation from the Pyeongchang Games as a result of its "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system, though individual athletes will be able to compete effectively as neutrals if they can prove their anti-doping credentials.