The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin said that part of the political baiting of Russia’s suspension of the national team from the Olympics. The mayor expressed sympathy to the athletes preparing to represent the country at the Olympic games.
Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the decision to dismiss the Russian team from the Olympics harassment. About this he wrote on his page in the social network «Vkontakte».
«If the athlete is not interested in politics doesn’t mean politics is not interested in the athlete. I think the decision to dismiss our national team part of the political baiting of Russia. I feel sorry for the guys who are honestly ready to #ОИ2018 and will not be able to act under the Russian flag», — stated in the message of the mayor.
The international Olympic Committee banned the national team of Russia to participate in the Olympics in Pyeongchang under its flag. However, according to the decision of the IOC, the Russian athletes who were not mentioned in the scandalous report of Richard McLaren will be able to play the Games in South Korea under a neutral flag.