“I wanted to kick pobolney us”: Russian policy on the IOC decision


The decision of the International Olympic Committee, which did not dismiss the entire Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, was a gift for the athletes, said the Chairman of state Duma Committee on physical culture, sport and youth Affairs Dmitry Svishchev (LDPR). “This is certainly an advance, and now we have to prove to the world that our athletes are clean”, — said the Deputy . According to him, the Russian athletes are unlikely to show record results at the Olympics — they are demoralized “hassle-doping. The decision of the IOC Svishchev thinks it’s fair because the athletes should not have to bear collective responsibility.

Deputy Chairman of the state Duma, the Deputy from LDPR Igor Lebedev said that the perpetrators in this situation have to be punished. “In any democratic country would have long head flew those for whom the country could not let for the Olympics. And we who are responsible for it?” — he asked the correspondent . “Not to see the Russian team at the Olympics would be for our citizens is a big disappointment. And at us ahead elections in the state Duma, then presidential elections”, — said Lebedev.

The IOC decision was made in favor of sports, not politics, said Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on constitutional legislation, the champion of Russia and Europe in rowing on a kayak Alexander Ageev (“Fair Russia”). “The IOC has demonstrated respect for the Russian sports because our athletes in any case, some of the world’s leading. In the big sports all take performance enhancing drugs, and in the world there is a competition of pharmaceuticals. But to cross the line impossible. The enemies of our sport in the country, which boost the athletes on doping,” rassuzhdat Ageev. According to him, Russia on the decision the IOC can respond more publicity and cooperation for the investigation of cases of doping.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Valery Ryazansky, who also oversees sports and Olympics, said that the IOC took the right decision. Federation will be able to more objectively consider the question for each sport and each team, and the collective responsibility of the athletes would be monstrously unfair to Russia, as it would constitute discrimination on a national basis, the Senator said. Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, a number of politicians from the United States and Europe have made statements, “which alarmed its inadequacy”, for example, with calls to deny Russia the world Championship on sports, he recalled. “Already then felt the political batch”, — said the Ryazan. While serious violations by Russia was also, it must be admitted, he said. “If the President created a special Commission for the proceedings on the doping, he actually took moral responsibility for the future of Russian sport and gave assurances of the international Olympic movement, responsible for the development of sports will receive a serious lesson and they will be taken responsible steps,” — said the Senator.

Luckily, common sense prevailed and there is no discrimination of Russian athletes on a national basis, says the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov. In his opinion, there may have been mixed up in politics because many partners of Russia in the West since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis “like pobolney us to kick”. The athletes who are forbidden to participate in the games, it is necessary to file civil lawsuits, said Jabbarov. Thus, according to the Senator, you should rebuild the whole system of sport in Russia and to put things in order” because it “had many questions”. “In the doping control it is necessary to revise the whole system to such scandals. You should also see, as in Russia, teams are formed, how to develop children’s sports — there are reports of extortion in children’s sports schools,” he added.

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov is sure that the IOC could not take another decision, as the removal of the entire national team would be “too geeky”, and the West, by contrast, was convinced that any “political concessions” the Russian side will not go. “Caught some, and removed others,” says Kalashnikov. In his opinion, the upcoming games athletes face an uphill struggle, but in Soviet times, the opposition was stronger. According to Kalashnikov, it is necessary to find and punish the perpetrators among Russian officials, in particular to check the actions of the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko.

Sunday, July 24, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to suspend the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The IOC Executive Board decided that the decision on admission to the Russian Olympics each athlete will adopt the relevant international Federation. The athletes embroiled in doping scandals, admitted to the competition will not. In addition, the Olympics will not go the Russian athletes, as previously decided by the IAAF.