Leonid Tyagachev, the honorary President of the Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR) is convinced that Russian Olympians will admit to the Games in 2018 in part, but with the preservation of the flag and the national anthem.
«We are going to make the Olympics, but, unfortunately, in reduced composition, — quotes the official of the Agency «R-Sport». — But do not deserve our skiers Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin, no biathlete Olga Zaitseva such rude attitude to yourself.»
Therefore, according to Tyagachev, the head of the IOC Thomas Bach will make the right decision, and Russian athletes are still allowed to participate in the Olympic games.
«I would place Bach took such a decision. My vision as an athlete and Director of sport, knowing a lot of decades, Thomas Bach, it needs to make the right decision. I have many IOC members spoke individually, I have my own opinion», — concluded the honorary President of the ROC.
We will remind, these minutes in the Swiss city of Lausanne held a hearing of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the issue of the participation of Russian athletes in the winter Olympics 2018 that will take place in February in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
It is expected that Thomas Bach will announce a decision on the question of admission of our athletes at the Olympic games-2018 21:30 GMT. While the IOC has already stated that ROC will be the first informed of the decision of the Executive Committee for admission to upcoming Games.