"Russia is being kicked out. This is not normal": Russian athlete complained that she cried because of the suspension from the Olympics
Russian skeleton athlete Olga Denshchikova has called the suspension of Russian athletes from international competitions unfair and illogical. The 34-year-old native of Krasnoyarsk, who was banned for life for doping and then acquitted, complained that she was not allowed to attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.
Denshchikova said this in an interview with the propaganda outlet Sport-Express. She criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its allegedly inconsistent treatment of athletes from Russia and Belarus, keeping silent about the fact that both countries were involved in the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year.
"It's a shame. This is probably one of the most difficult moments. Disqualification? I was in St. Petersburg. I was crying. I couldn't believe it. Then, when I was acquitted, I was relieved. But then I wasn't allowed to go to the Olympics. It was like a seesaw: up and down. They made a new motto: "Faster, higher, stronger - together". At the same time, they kicked out Belarus and Russia. I think this is illogical. They are contradicting themselves. This is not normal. Everything is only getting worse," said Dknschikova.
Earlier it became known that athletes from Russia and Belarus, who received Olympic licenses to compete at the Games in Paris this year, will be re-checked for compliance with the conditions of admission to the tournament.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, the president of the All-Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation (VFGG) Irina Viner forbade athletes to "die and talk with hope" about being admitted to the 2024 Olympics.