"The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored. It's a decision of the highest importance for us," said Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, in comments broadcast on state TV.
The head of the independent public anti-doping commission Vitaly Smirnov said that most members of the International Olympic Committee cannot picture the Olympic movement without Russian athletes.
Russian athletes were allowed to participate in the Olympics in Pyeongchang as the "Olympic athletes from Russia" (OAR) and acted under the Olympic flag.
Russian athletes won 2 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals at the Games-2018.