"They'll be crying": Russian Olympic champion urged Russia to withdraw from IOC that "just let Kharlan qualify" for 2024 Games
Two-time Olympic gymnastics champion Lidia Ivanova has issued an absurd nonsense that Russia will be begged to return to the world sport. She called on the aggressor country to withdraw from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which "just let" Ukrainian Olga Kharlan to the 2024 Games in Paris after she refused to shake hands with Anna Smirnova at the World Fencing Championships.
Ivanova said this on air of the propaganda TV channel Match TV. The former athlete added that Russia will "feel very good" after leaving the IOC, which will "cry" because of the Russian Federation's decision. She called Harlan's behavior and the IOC's decision to give her an additional quota for the Olympic Games in 2024 after her disqualification from the World Cup because of her treatment of the Russian an outrage.
"Harlan not only didn't offer her hand, but made a lunge with her saber. It's an ugly phenomenon. Now Olga Kharlan is just being allowed to go to the Olympic Games for no reason. This is beyond any norms. The IOC is taking steps to prevent Russia's participation in the Olympic Games. Withdrawal from the IOC? It will be very good. They will be crying. We are proud, strong and fair. No matter what they say on our nation. Trembling and keep trembling. We will go all the way. Our sport as was high, superinteresting, and will remain so," Ivanova said.
Earlier, Russian propagandists issued a silly fake about Olga Kharlan. In its turn, the IOC laid siege to the propagandists from Match TV, who doubted that the Ukrainian was really admitted to the 2024 Olympics.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, a video has appeared that proves that the decision to disqualify Olga Kharlan at the World Fencing Championships was made under pressure from Russia. In addition, our edition told the love story of the fencer and the Italian medalist of the Olympic Games.