A Ukrainian skeleton slider who between runs at the Beijing Olympics held up a sign reading "NO WAR IN UKRAINE" in reference to the tense situation with Russia, did not repeat it after contact with the International Olympic Committee, the IOC said.

Vladyslav Heraskevych used his moment in the Olympic spotlight to make the gesture of peace after completing his third run in the men's skeleton event at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre on Friday night.

The 23-year-old briefly flashed the paper sign reading "NO WAR IN UKRAINE." He did not do it again after his last run.