Putin: We won’t let our Olympians to take part in the Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that the Russian authorities will not prevent the sending of Russian athletes for the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang in neutral status. He said this at the meeting with workers of the Gorky automobile plant, reports «RIA Novosti».

According to Putin, many athletes, including those he knows personally, «went to this competition throughout his life.»

The President of the Russian Federation noted that it did not understand how it will be organized team competitions and symbols which will participate Russians.

He added that, unlike other athletes, the Russian at the Olympics «will be checked three times.» In this regard, Putin said that «worries about children».

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.




Putin: We won’t let our Olympians to take part in the Games 06.12.2017

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