State Duma deputy Vyacheslav Fetisov, a two-time Olympic champion in hockey, said that the criteria for admission to international competitions set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) deprived many Russian athletes of their dreams.
On March 28, IOC President Thomas Bach recommended at the organization’s executive committee meeting that Russians should be allowed to participate in international tournaments only as neutral athletes and only those who do not speak openly in support of the IOC. It is not affiliated with Ukraine and its national security services or armed forces.
“It is clear that the chaos continues. The military can and do travel the world, but they can’t perform, so what is it? In Germany, there are athletes affiliated with the Ministry of the Interior, and the sports there are under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior, and German Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, knows this better than anyone.
Such recommendations have trampled on the principles of sports, and some excuses that have nothing to do with sports have been swept away. The dream has been taken from the hands of people, this is a violation of both rights and all universal principles. Athletes must respect the laws of the countries in which they train.
All the principles on which I grew up, completely acquired some kind of unrestrained character, banditry. Now we need to understand what to do, we need to develop sports internally, improve the school, develop student sports, as the basis of the welfare of the nation,” he said. TASS.
It was also stated that Russian and Belarusian athletes should not be represented in team sports.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, ex-president of the Russian Olympic Committee declarationThe IOC wants to harm domestic sports.
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