"Straight from Kyiv": Russia complained about the conditions of admission to the 2024 Olympics, accussing Ukraine
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), accused Ukraine of setting conditions for the admission of Russian athletes to international competitions and the 2024 Games in Paris. He called the requirements for the representatives of the aggressor country to condemn the war and perform without national flags and an anthem unfair.
Pozdnyakov said this in an interview with the TASS propaganda news agency. The head of Russian Olympic sport added that his organization demands that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lift any restrictions on athletes from Russia.
"The current recommendations are prohibitive and will not allow a large number of athletes to participate in the Olympic Games. We communicate with colleagues from Lausanne regularly. For our athletes to participate, it is necessary to cancel the notorious recommendations, which, as one of our Ukrainian colleagues stated, were made in Ukraine and recommended to Lausanne directly from Kyiv. We do not agree with them. And we will fight this with all integrity," Pozdnyakov said.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Russia's suspension from international competitions one of the manifestations of "perversion of the Olympic movement" that "was propagated by the Anglo-Saxons and other NATO members." She also said that "the world has one last chance to save world sport."
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, an aide to dictator Vladimir Putin Igor Levitin was mocked online after he attacked the IOC with the words "what kind of s8ckers are you". In turn, Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin demands that the IOC exclude the "condemnation of Putin's policies" from the conditions of admission to the 2024 Olympics.