The IOC will decide on the admission of the Russian team at the Olympics

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee, meeting in Lausanne on Tuesday to take a decision on the question of admission of Russian athletes to participate in the winter Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. The Kremlin said earlier that the possibility of declaring a boycott of the Russian Olympics is not discussed.

On Tuesday in Lausanne, a meeting of the IOC Executive Board, where we will focus on the admission of our Olympians at the games in Pyeongchang. The Committee will hear the reports of the two commissions. One of them is under the leadership of Denis Oswald was involved in retesting doping samples of our athletes from the Olympics in Sochi. The other it was headed by Samuel Schmid — investigated accusations about alleged government interference in the anti-doping system in Russia, said «TV Center».

To what conclusion will come the sports officials, it is difficult to predict. Reviewers tend that will be discussed on admission under a neutral flag. The solution is preparing to announce before the end of the day. Lately in a number of international federations were not in favour of collective responsibility for the use of illicit drugs, stressing that it is impossible to punish the entire team for the actions of individuals.

«Some may try to create pressure. They would be wrong. Now we are talking about what happened in Sochi. We are talking about us, about the integrity of the Olympic games, about what happened at the Olympics and anti doping lab, what happened to the medal. We have to keep that in mind when I say that we will take the fair decision», — said on the eve of the meeting, the head of the IOC Thomas Bach.



The IOC will decide on the admission of the Russian team at the Olympics 05.12.2017

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