Gorbachev called «disgraceful» the decision to dismiss the Russian National Olympic Committee from the Olympics in 2018

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in comments to the Agency «RIA Novosti» called «disgraceful» the decision of the International Olympic Committee aboutotstranenie the Russian National Olympic Committee from participating in the winter Olympics in 2018.

He noted that the decision «destroys the institution of international cooperation».

Gorbachev is convinced that in relation to the Russian sportsmen «should be a complete positive solution», as the IOC took into account «some part».

On 5 December, the international Olympic Committee because of the systematic anti-doping rule violations barred from participating in the Olympics in 2018, the national Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation.

At the same time to participate in the Games will allow for some of the Russian athletes who fulfill the qualification standards and pass a special doping tests. They will compete under the Olympic flag as «Olympic athletes of Russia». In case of a victory of the representative of the Russian Federation in his honor will be performed the Olympic anthem. Athletes from Russia were forbidden to apply a form of national paraphernalia.

The Executive Committee the IOC also disqualified for life from any involvement in the Olympics the former Minister of sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko, today occupying the post of Deputy Prime Minister, and his former Deputy Yury Nagornykh.




Gorbachev called «disgraceful» the decision to dismiss the Russian National Olympic Committee from the Olympics in 2018 06.12.2017

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