It became known that the deprivation of the Russian Federation the right to participate in the Olympic games of 2018 will save the world from the opportunity to see strong athletes who have been convicted of doping. This writes Forbes columnist Filip Bondy, commenting on the recent decision of the IOC.
The author considers such an anti-doping incorrect because the removal of the Russian national team won’t benefit the Games. He drew attention to the possible negative consequences of this turn of events.
Bondi considers it a great loss the opportunity to observe the strong performances of the Russian athletes. Specify that a similar idea was expressed in other Western media. In particular The New York Times wrote about the damage to the credibility of the Olympic games from-for absence on it of the Russian national team.
Earlier it was reported that the IOC suspended for life two-time champion OI biathlon Zaitsev from participation in the Olympics.