According to a German volleyball photographer who met Sokolova many times in her career and became close to her, she will not play in the Olympics. She told him that her body isn't ready for a full preparation to such a tournament anymore and that the OQT final was her last match with NT.
Every year she does the same thing. She says she will not be at the Olympics and at the last moment she accepts train and play very well. Sokolova not play I just believe when the Games begin. Lyuba is a player who can really help Russia and not long ago, she said she would play his sixth Olympics.