The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has commented on the decision of the International Olympic Committee to suspend the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in 2018.
«The West once again showed his face distorted by the grimace of hypocrisy, cowardice and intrigue. The suspension of Russia from participation in the Olympics — in no way sportsmen, and the meanness of bloated officials.
Sport is meant to unite peoples and not to destroy the world. To use sport for personal political interests — weakness and cowardice.
The Russians, it is important to speak under its flag. We have land, we have our Fatherland! No athlete with Chechen registration will not compete under a neutral flag. And those Chechen athletes who by all criteria had to be in the team to go to the Olympics, we’ll be honoring the winners!
IOC the fear that the Russian tricolor will develop at the Games. If such fear in the West is our flag, then imagine how they shudder at the sight of our athletes.
Politicians have to compete with politicians, athletes with athletes, it is logical. But the main thing now is not to go into depression, all this makes us stronger. Russia is a sports state and we have repeatedly proved it.»
IReactor previously reported that the Russian athletes will announce its decision with regards to participation in the Olympic winter games on 12 December.