The Minister of sports Vitaly Mutko made a statement that will be sent to the Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August. The decision of the head of the Department announced during a conversation with fans at a farewell ceremony for the Russian national team at the Olympic games.
Earlier media reported that the majority of Russian athletes will go to the Games in Rio. The Minister said that in Russia there are athletes who appear and then disappear abruptly. All the Russian athletes before participation in international competitions undergo a thorough check in accordance with IOC requirements.