Mutko commented on the life-long suspension of the Russian skiers in the competition

Vitaly Mutko

The decision of the Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about lifetime removal of the Russian skiers Alexander passenger cars and Evgeniya Belova from participation in the Olympics is puzzling. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko. His words leads “Match TV”.

“This decision is a huge concern and bewilderment. The athlete becomes anyone or anything. Person for so many years in the sport, he has such a track record, no comments, no violations of anti-doping rules, is among the elite of world sport, was under the control of anti-doping services, and is powerless against some circumstantial evidence,” — said Mutko.

The decision to take away from passenger cars gold medal of the Olympic games in Sochi and for life to remove him from the competition and Eugenia Belova became known on Wednesday, November 1. Such a verdict is rendered, the Commission of the IOC, headed by Denis Oswald. The decision does not apply to competitions under the auspices of the International ski Federation (FIS), the Russian skiers will be able to act on them.

Both athletes were found guilty of violating anti-doping rules. Their test tubes of urine had traces of opening. Skiers will appeal the decision of the Commission the IOC court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) until November 2.