The IOC has begun to process the impact of the deadly train accident that killed four athletes from the United States in Russia’s southern city of Sochi.
The IOC released a list of countries, sports and organizations that are eligible for the 2018 Games.
Included are some of the world’s largest, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.
At least six Olympic athletes are expected to attend the 2018 games, including five men and four women, according to the IOC.
The IOC has said the country hosting the games has to be able to guarantee safe and reliable transportation of its athletes and their equipment.
It is unclear what the IOC has done to determine which country meets that standard.
If any countries are deemed not safe for athletes to travel, they can be dropped from the list, said the IOC’s vice president for communications, Richard Lichtman.
“If any country, even if it is a large country, fails to meet the Olympic Charter’s basic safety standards, it can be excluded from the Games,” he said in a statement.
A total of 22 athletes from Russia and four from the U.S. are believed to have died when a freight train carrying cement rolled over a viaduct, killing the four U.s. athletes.
The U.N. said the four American athletes were in good health and were among the 10 athletes from both countries that are likely to attend.
The other five U. States are among those that will not be attending.
A statement released by the U of T said the students were from Canada, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Italy and the United kingdom.
The statement also said the U-16 team will be staying at the same hotel, though it did not provide details.
Athletes from the world of soccer and the sport of mixed martial arts have been banned from participating in the Games.
The athletes involved in the accident are not included in the IOC list, but Lichtmiller said they are among the top-ranked U. S. athletes competing in the games.
IOC officials will review the list as it is submitted to them and determine the eligibility for the 2020 Winter Olympics, Lichtmaier said.