The Olympic Committee of Russia took the hit that the athletes were able to participate in the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang. This was stated by the head of the organization Alexander Zhukov. His words leads TASS.
“The ROC was in no way involved in this [dope — approx. “Of the tape.ru”] the system and these machinations, but the Russian anti-doping laboratory had to fight against doping, but instead violated the rules. Yes, we took the brunt of it, so our athletes could perform,” — said Zhukov.
The official also called the double-dealer, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov. “Of course, Rodchenkov and his entire team existed not in a vacuum. They have caused huge damage to the Russian and international Olympic movement. But that hypocrites, they durosnel. They put on a defense of the ideals of clean sport, but they did the opposite,” he said.
Earlier Tuesday, the Olympic meeting unanimously supported the decision of Russian athletes to participate in the winter Games in 2018 under the neutral flag. In the ROC announced financial support to these athletes and those who refuse the performance.
A day earlier, Russian athletes issued a joint statement in which it called the trip to the Olympics dream. They promised that every victory will consecrate Russia, which will be proud to represent.