"What is this? Who are they?" Russian Olympic champion enraged over conditions of Russia's admission to the 2024 Olympics
Two-time Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov threw a fit over the intention of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow Russians to the 2024 Games in Paris as a refugee team. The former hockey player was outraged by such plans, noting that such a team does not exist, although it was created before the 2006 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Fetisov said this in an interview with the propaganda TV channel Tsargrad. He accused the IOC of infringing on the rights of representatives of the aggressor country, demanding that they be allowed to participate in competitions on a par with athletes from civilized states.
"What is this? I don't understand how this format came about. I participated in three Olympics as an athlete, one as a coach, one as a minister and a senator, and so on. There is no such thing as refugees. It's for what, who are they? Why do they have the right today, not on the basis of sports, but just by definition, to participate? And here, in this sense, the rights of sports are leveled," Fetisov said.
On the eve of the media published the conditions to be met by Russians to participate in the Olympics-2024. In particular, representatives of the Russian Federation will be able to perform in Paris in neutral status, under the IOC flag and under the name "Neutral Athletes" or "Neutral Olympic Athletes".
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, four-time Olympic biathlon champion Alexander Tikhonov called for physical harm to Europe and the rest of NATO for the idea of the IOC to allow Russia to the Games in Paris.