This is key, IMO. At least for me.Uh, no. Germany and Japan were still banned by the 1948 Olympics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/07/23/japan-olympics-history/
Three years after the war was ended and both countries had had full political makeovers. By that standard, Russia won’t even be back by Milan 2026.
I won't be able to watch any Russian skating unless this happens. And I don't see that in the near future, sadly.