The decision on non-admission of Russian athletes for the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro politicized. This was stated by the Minister of sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko. According to him, at the root of this decision there is no legal basis. And such measures will only hurt the sport itself.
Collective responsibility in this case is a dangerous precedent, he continued Mutko. While this decision was expected, since if the Vice-President of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) said that the Russian athletics team have nothing to do at the Olympics, this is a biased and subjective opinion, said the Minister of sport of the Russian Federation.