PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Alex is 33 and lives in Russia. He politely asks not to give his last name. His friend Vitaly is 36 and prefers to keep his name private too. How do people know Alex is from Russia? He’s wearing a baseball hat that says “Love Russia” and waving a giant Russian flag and wearing an Alex Ovechkin jersey. Vitaly is similarly dressed, except his hat says “All U Need Is Russia.” He’s waving a giant flag, too. Those were just a few of the clues. The two friends were strolling through Olympic Park outside the Gangneung Hockey Center on Friday afternoon. They were asked how they felt about Russia technically being banned from these Olympics.