Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin commented on the decision of the newspaper Bild to exclude Russia from the final medal table of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
The German newspaper Bild, publishing a table of medals of the Games in Brazil, dropped to fourth place, which is Russia. The newspaper refused to recognize the success of Russian athletes, citing the doping scandal.
Deputy Chairman Dmitry Rogozin reacted to such a move journalists from Germany. A government spokesman said that the edition «considers his readers idiots. Rogozin suggested that the outcome of the great Patriotic war, the Bild journalists would describe as «second place».
German journalists pointed out that Russia surpassed Germany in the overall standings. We will remind, on account of the Russian national team 56 medals, including 19 gold medals. Athletes from Germany have taken away from Rio de Janeiro 42 medals, 17 of them of the highest value.
«Bild» modestly not informed readers that the Olympic Russian team surpassed the rewards the German national team. Unworthy pic.twitter.com/tYyFst4y6L
Armen Gasparyan (@A_Gasparyan) August 22, 2016