"A vile and low act". Olympic medallist complains about Russia's oppression in the world
The 2004 Olympic bronze medallist in judo, Dmitry Nosov, said that a "vile and lowly act" was committed against Russia at the World Fencing Championships. This is how the 43-year-old former Liberal Democratic Party deputy reacted to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to grant Ukrainian sabre fencer Olga Harlan a quota for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
"This is another 'unique' situation around the Olympic Games. I have never seen anything like it before. It doesn't make the Olympic Games look good. While Russian and Belarusian athletes who have not violated any international sporting rules are being suspended and harassed in every possible way just because they are citizens of Russia and Belarus, others are being given privileges they do not deserve. A vile and low act from Thomas Bach, which exposes his essence and exposes the essence of the Olympic movement," Match TV quoted Nosov as saying.
In the comments section, Russian fans ridiculed the titled judoka's statement.
"Dmitry Nosov most likely understands who exactly committed the low and vile act a year and a half ago, but the trough will not fill itself, and he knows nothing else to do in life," the users wrote.
Fans mocked the idea of disqualifying the athlete who won, but not the one who didn't shake hands.