Russia talks about "mission to make people's lives better" and accuses IOC of "brazen violation of our rights"
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Stanislav Pozdnyakov, has accused international organisations and federations of politicising sport and violating the rights of athletes from the aggressor country. The official called the sanctions against Russian representatives "a puppet theatre where biased politicians pull the strings".
Pozdnyakov said this in a commentary to the propaganda TV channel Match TV. The head of the ROC called the International Olympic Committee (IOC) incompetent, and added that his organisation is not prone to propaganda and is trying to "make people's lives better".
"Sanctions, criteria and everything else is a puppet sports theatre where the strings are pulled by biased, political figures. This is nothing more than a farce, where the rights of our athletes are brazenly violated by many international organisations. The pandemic of self-destruction of Olympic unity is at the root of the new word in the IOC motto "together". All the work of the ROC is based on practical cooperation with partners, not on empty propaganda and slogans. Our common mission is to make people's lives better through sport," Pozdnyakov emphasised with pomp and arrogance.
Recall that the IOC recommended that federations suspend Russian athletes related to the Russian army and law enforcement agencies, as well as team sports.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russian boxing champion Vladimir Nosov was afraid that Russians would be forced to "kneel down and kiss something" to participate in the Olympic Games. The day before, Russia was banned from the 2023 European Games in Poland. In response, the State Duma called the selection for the 2024 Olympics a "scam" that "should have been disbanded long ago."
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