Russia accused of espionage against the IOC

Samuel Schmid

Russia carried out the surveillance of a Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) under the leadership of Samuel Schmid. This was announced by the head of the Commission. His words leads the Swiss portal Watson.

“During a conference of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) in the same hotel with us was the delegation of the Russian special services. It was clear that the goal is we. The computers of members of the Commission were subjected to hacker attacks. We have implemented security measures: do not use the Internet, locked the offices, checked the negotiation for the presence of listening means,” said Schmid.

Earlier, on 9 December Schmid proposed to hold the Olympic games without the use of national flags.

The Commission, headed by Schmid investigated information on state intervention in the Russian anti-doping system. 5 Dec, IOC decided odstrante Russian team from participation in the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang. To speak only athletes who can prove innocence to doping fraud. They will be eligible to compete under a neutral flag both in team and individual sports.

6 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the Russian team performance at the Olympics in the status of a neutral athletes. The Olympic games will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February 2018.