Russia claim the IOC have reinstated the country to the Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Russia was banned from the Olympics because of a massive doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Games.
In quotes carried by the TASS news agency, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said a letter had been received earlier on Wednesday from the IOC announcing the nation’s reinstatement.
The IOC didn’t respond immediately to a request to comment.
Two of the more than 160 athletes competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia in South Korea tested positive for banned substances, including a curler who had to forfeit his bronze medal.
Russia claim to have been reinstated by the IOC despite two failed drug tests at Pyeongchang