Tikhonov explained why the Olympics should be shown in Russia 06/10/2024, 23:53

Four-time Olympic champion in biathlon Alexander Tikhonov in an interview “Sports Express” He stated that Russia should not refuse to broadcast the Olympic Games in Paris.

According to him, elite sports are respected in Russia.

“The Olympics need to be broadcast in Russia. With this, we will emphasize that sports are respected in our country. We will watch not only children’s pools but also elite sports. This is the adornment of any power. I have no doubt that the results of our athletes will be higher,” said Tikhonov.

The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11.

At the end of February 2022, the IOC issued a call to international sports federations and recommended that Russian and Belarusian athletes not be allowed to participate in any competitions. However, in December, the IOC allowed Russia and Belarus to participate in the 2024 Olympics with neutral status.

As an alternative, Russia created the format of the Friendship Games. The first Friendship Games were planned to be held in Moscow and Yekaterinburg from 15 to 29 September 2024. The initiator and coordinator of the Friendship Games is the International Friendship Association (IFA). On June 7, Alexey Sorokin, general director of the Friendship Games organizing committee, confirmed the information that the event would be postponed.

It was previously reported by the court. handle New meeting on medal distribution in the 2022 Olympics team tournament.

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Source: Gazeta

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