Foolishness of the day: Russia accuses the IOC of genocide of Russians and demands admission to the Olympics with the flag and anthem
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), has called the conditions for allowing Russian athletes to participate in international competitions unacceptable. The four-time Games champion in fencing demanded that any sanctions against representatives of the aggressor country be lifted.
Pozdnyakov said this in an interview with the propaganda news agency TASS. The head of the UOC criticized the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), accusing it of "sports genocide," and added that Russians would not sign anti-war declarations.
"It can be said directly that the IOC is forcing our athletes to abandon their nationality, life principles, and their sports federation, team, and industry partners in exchange for admission to the competition. This is no longer even discrimination, but pure sports genocide. The ROC's position is unequivocal: we believe that the only right decision at the moment is to cancel all discriminatory recommendations and return to equal and full participation of athletes from all countries without any restrictions, and we do not accept the signing of any documents or declarations that have a political connotation," said the Putin regime's henchman.
Earlier, the president of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, Irina Viner, accused the IOC of humiliating athletes from Russia.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ivanov furiously demanded that the IOC let Russia "get away with" its war against Ukraine.