"Humiliating": IOC's decision on the terrorist country made Russian Olympic champion hysterical
Four-time Olympic biathlon champion Alexander Tikhonov said that the conditions for allowing Russian athletes to compete in the 2024 Olympics are "a humiliation of a great power." On December 8, it became known that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed Russian and Belarusian athletes who had qualified in their respective sports to compete in the Paris Games in a neutral status.
Only individual athletes will be allowed to compete, and only those who are not affiliated with law enforcement agencies and who have not supported the war in Ukraine.
"Even if I, as an athlete, had qualified for the Games, and my friends were deprived of this opportunity, I would say that this is a humiliation of a great power. The IOC is simply humiliating a great power. If someone wants to compete under such conditions, then let them change their citizenship and compete for another country, but irrevocably," the titled 76-year-old native of Chelyabinsk threw a tantrum.
Tikhonov added that Russia needs to raise good funds and organize its own Olympics.
"We are the richest country, and we should organize our own Games in the same time frame. Invite everyone who did not get to the Olympics. I think there will be a lot of people willing," Tikhonov said.
In the comments, Russian fans ridiculed the former biathlete, refusing to finance such an event.
"Let him hold it at his own expense at least every day. But it doesn't fit into the budget. Otherwise, it seems that Tikhonov wants to realize some of his wishes at our expense," users write.