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Thursday, November 23, 2017

The head of the IOC warned about the possible removal of Russia from the 2016 Olympics

The statement of the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach about a possible overthrow of the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games in 2016 has caused a mixed reaction. In Russia said that doping the attack is regarded as the machinations of the “Anglo-Saxon lobby” to harm our country. Well, Fox News published an article with a proposal to punish Russia for two Olympics ahead.

The head of the IOC Thomas Bach. The frame of the DW TV report.

As previously reported, “MK”, the head of the IOC Thomas Bach, talking to German journalists about the beginning of the WADA investigation about the use of doping by Russians in Sochi in 2014, admitted that the Russian team may be disqualified and not allow to participate in the contest, which will be held this summer in Rio dejaneiro. It will happen in that case will reveal that in Sochi was large-scale organized doping system, with the deliberate massive use of Russian athletes of prohibited substances and the substitution of samples in the laboratory. Bach stressed that the IOC in this case will be forced to take “difficult decision about collective responsibility and individual justice.”

Thus, the investigation of data on doping in Russia began and the U.S. justice Department.

In Russia a series of doping scandals with Russian athletes perceived as political pressure. As stated by the head of the Ministry of sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko: “and Now Director of the Moscow laboratory Rodchenkov and his Deputy Sobolewski both in Los Angeles, both got the lab. They are so bad, we have them bootstrape, so they moved to America, they were given lab, apartments, cars, and we are bad.” All charges against the Russians has also gone through the press of the United States. This allowed the Olympic champion in the long jump Tatine Lebedeva, who is now a member of the Federation Council, to make Sunday a statement saying that of all the doping scandals is “the Anglo-Saxon lobby”, reports RIA “Novosti”. Lebedev believes that the West saw that the sanctions do not give the desired result and started beating on all positions, where Russia is strong, including sport and music.

But on the Fox News website had a different reaction. The article sports reporter Jim gray made the call to ban Russia not only participate in the games in Rio, but in the winter Olympics in 2018 in South Korea. The journalist claims that “Russian corruption and state-approved doping threatens the very existence of the Olympic games and its noble ideals.”

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