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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Kremlin rejected the possibility of boycotting the Olympic games in Rio

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, said on Wednesday the report of the Board of WADA on doping in Russia and decisions of the IOC. He rejected the assumption that in response to pressure Russia itself may decide to boycott the 2016 Olympics in Rio. This Peskov said that the Russian sport is clean and that the punishment for doping must be collective and individual. He also noted that Putin was not decided by the Minister of sport Mutko.


“No, there is no such topic on the agenda” – told reporters Dmitry Peskov, when asked whether Russia can boycott the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil in connection with the decisions of WADA and the IOC.

Sands will remind that President of Russia Vladimir Putin had previously said “the absolute fallacy of this boycott that has, unfortunately, happened in history”.

Peskov said that doping is a sad event for Russian sport, but here for Russia it is absolutely unacceptable generalizations, they are unfair. Russian sport is honest, competitive and competitive sport, Peskov said, adding that all charges should be addressed to the specific athletes who have taken illegal drugs.

Peskov also said that the report of the Chairman of the Commission WADA McLaren as the only source is positioned odious man, which is quite compromised and is suspected of fraud for doping. So reported the press Secretary of the President of Russia is not clear yet as there is more information, but in any case, Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is ready and willing to listen to the Commission’s statement of WADA.

According to Peskov, Russia will definitely continue to liaise with the IOC and hoped that when the results of the investigation will appear and the arguments for the abolition of the recommendation the IOC not to hold international competitions in its aegis, and the recommendation of the WADA to suspend the Russian team from the Games in Rio.

As for the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko, Peskov said that Vladimir Putin is at the moment no decisions in his attitude was not accepted. He added that if WADA has some information regarding Mutko in Moscow waiting for her and she will be examined by Russian investigators, who already are working.

Peskov confirmed that Russia continues to prepare for the world championship-2018 on football. “You know that from FIFA yesterday, there were statements that testify to the fact that FIFA is also preparing to host the world Cup in Russia”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

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