Russia called the IOC's decision a "violation of human rights and discrimination" and demanded in response
The head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Stanislav Pozdnyakov, has said that the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) conditions for the admission of Russian athletes are unacceptable. The official believes that the criteria announced by the IOC are a "violation of human rights" and "discrimination".
The ROC also categorically refused to conduct additional doping tests.
"The decision of the Executive Committee is a farce, violating the principles of the IOC and the UN. We demand equal conditions for athletes from all countries. The position on the military announced today is not just another chapter in discrimination, it is a criterion that creates conflict in the Russian sports community. The goal is to harm Russian sport as a whole," Pozdnyakov was quoted as saying by R-Sport.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on March 28, the IOC made a new decision to suspend Russia. Representatives of the Russian Federation and Belarus will be able to participate in individual international competitions under a neutral status, but only if they did not support the war. At the same time, representatives of the aggressor countries will not be able to compete for medals in team tournaments.
Recall that the two-time Olympic swimming champion Yevgeny Rylov was suspended for nine months from all international competitions because he took part in the propaganda concert rally "For Peace Against Nazism! For Russia! For the President!". Rylov also lost his sponsor.
In addition to Rylov, gymnasts Dina and Arina Averina and Victoria Listunova, figure skaters Nikita Katsalapov, Vladimir Morozov, Evgenia Tarasova and Victoria Sinitsyna took part in the concert and rally.
One of the world's strongest skiers, Russian Alexander Bolshunov, was also present at the event, and he received a lot of criticism for that.
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