The situation with the suspension of the Russian team from participation in the Olympics in 2018 requires a thorough analysis, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to him, the theme of punishment sports officials, including former sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, is paramount.
The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the dismissal of the Russian national team from the Olympic games in 2018 requires a thorough analysis, said the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. According to him, only after that Moscow will Express their views on this matter, reports RIA Novosti.
«Now, of course, to exclude emotions and seriously enough to analyze the decisions made by the IOC in relation to our country, before you make any judgment on this matter,» he said.
According to him, has yet to respond to a number of issues which will require contacts with the IOC. «It is necessary now to determine who will be responsible for these contacts, as will maintain the contacts, and a number of other technical issues subject to clarification,» — said Peskov.
Also the representative of the Kremlin noted that the question of responsibility of officials for the situation with the national team is not a priority.
«Paramount is the protection of the interests of our athletes, Russian athletes, Russian athletes. And here to protect their interests, we must concentrate all their efforts in the first place, and everything else to consider in the second,» he said.
So Sands responded to the journalists ‘ question about the Kremlin’s attitude to personal accountability of officials and functionaries, including Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko.
The day before, December 5, the IOC has allowed to participate in the winter Olympic games in 2018 only «clean» athletes and only under a neutral flag.
IOC also disqualified for life Vitaly Mutko from participation in the Olympics in any capacity. Also removed the former Deputy sports Minister Yuriy Upland. In addition, the IOC suspended the membership of the President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov.
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