Official calls to boycott the Games in 2018, which will be held in February in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, may result in the suspension of the Russian team at two Olympic cycles (eight years).
This was stated by the famous Russian athlete, world champion in athletics, and now a television commentator Yolanda Chen.
According to her, she carefully got acquainted with the Olympic Charter, in which there is a clause according to which the country and the people related to the sport, and calling for a boycott could trigger the suspension of the national team of this country in two sports cycle, reports «Interfax».
Chen believes that «this is why none of the sports officials are no calls for a boycott does.»
«It is also «gotcha». If we now start to boycott, we can generally run into the «murder» of the sport in our country», — concluded the athlete.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the verdict of the IOC to dismiss the Russian team from participation in the Games in 2018, called for the deletion of emotion, and to analyze the decisions made by the IOC in relation to our country before you make any judgment on this matter.