In the Kremlin commented on the decision the IOC about the removal of Russia from the Games in 2018

In the Kremlin called for the deletion of the emotions after the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the dismissal of the national team of Russia on Games in 2018, which will be held in February 2018 in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.

This was stated by the head of the press service of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov. In his opinion, the situation requires a «serious and profound analysis» and further contacts with the IOC and the resolution of several issues.

«It is necessary now to determine who will be responsible for these contacts and the lead contacts — quoted Peskov TASS. And a number of other technical issues subject to clarification».

He stressed that it is necessary to seriously analyze the decisions made by the IOC in relation to our country before you make any judgment on this matter.

Meanwhile, Peskov said minor prosecution of officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko, in connection with the decision of the IOC, is more important to protect the interests of athletes.

«Paramount is the protection of the interests of our Russian sportsmen. To protect their interests, we must concentrate all his efforts in the first place, and everything else to consider in the second», — concluded the press-Secretary of the Russian President.

We will remind, on the eve of the IOC Executive Board suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Games in 2018. Thus, at the Olympics from our country will be able to speak only «clean» athletes. Their gear will not be the symbols of the Russian Federation, and the national anthem is not included.

In addition, the ROC was disqualified and all the officials from the Ministry of sports of Russia denied accreditation to the Games in Pyeongchang.

Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko and the former Deputy Minister of sports Yury Nagornykh barred for life from visiting the Olympic games as official. Also suspended the head of the ROC Alexander Zhukov in the organization.

In addition, Russia needs to reimburse the IOC expenditures in the amount of $15 million, which the organization spent on the investigation of doping violations by the Russian side.

The state Duma has declared that in the near future MPs will turn to members in other countries «with a request to support the Russian athletes.»



In the Kremlin commented on the decision the IOC about the removal of Russia from the Games in 2018 06.12.2017

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