The sports Minister has commented on the removal of the Russian Olympic team

Pavel Kolobkov

The Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov has called the controversial decision of the IOC Executive Board on the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. About it reports TASS.

“The decision is controversial. Fair play has always been the basis for the development of sport in our country. Before we examine the official documents following the meeting of the IOC Executive Board, to provide more detailed comments prematurely. However this is the official position, and not just hypothesis,” he said.

On December 5, the IOC Executive Board decided to suspend the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games 2018 for anti-doping rule violations. To speak in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag can the Russians prove its “purity”.

Zhukov and the ROC was disqualified. A lifetime suspension from the Olympics has received Deputy Prime Minister, Vitaly Mutko and the former Deputy Minister of sports Yuri Nagornykh.

Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February 2018.