A spokesman for the British Olympic Association has said his organisation believes a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi would serve only to "penalise athletes".
Darryl Seibel told ITV News that Olympic bosses are monitoring the situation in Russia closely and that the safety of athletes is a top priority.
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