Hockey player Kovalchuk spoke about the participation of Russians in the Olympics in 2018

Ilya Kovalchuk

Striker Russia and St. Petersburg SKA Ilya Kovalchuk spoke about the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea. Reports about it “CHempionata”.

“We will go to the Olympics. I’m sure there have to go. Everyone knows where we were brought up and honor some of the country advocated all the time,” said hockey player.

According to Kovalchuk, you don’t need to pay attention to policy. “Our job is to go fight for country, for flag, for parents. I think all who go to the Games, will do,” added the striker,

On 5 December the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the winter Olympics. Athletes who can prove that did not use doping, will go to the competition under a neutral flag. Russian skiers and Luge decided to go to the Olympics in neutral status.

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