"Outright arbitrariness": Russian Olympic champion throws a tantrum over suspension
The President of the Russian Skating Union (RKR), Nikolay Gulyayev, is furious over the refusal of the International Skating Union (ISU) to discuss the issue of allowing Russian athletes to participate in its tournaments. The champion of the Calgary 88 Olympics called this step arbitrary.
Gulyayev said this in a hysterical speech on the air of the propaganda TV channel Match TV. He added that the issue of the return of Russians to international competitions was allegedly on the agenda at the ISU council meeting, but later the officials did not discuss it.
"This weekend the ISU Council was held, and we were looking forward to discussing the issue of the admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions with impatience and distrust. Unfortunately, this issue was not even discussed, although it was on the agenda. One wonders why this happened. Although there are understandings and guesses. The ISU president was most likely afraid to take responsibility for the admission of Russians and Belarusians against the backdrop of the fact that the rest of the winter federations are clearly taking an anti-Russian stance. What is happening now is nothing short of outright arbitrariness," Gulyayev said.
Earlier, American figure skater Vincent Zhou expressed his full confidence that Russian athletes are massively taking banned substances, which caused anger in Russia.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov furiously demanded that the IOC "get away with" the war against Ukraine.