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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Senator did not rule out a boycott of Russia Olympics in Rio


Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Ilyas Umakhanov said on Thursday that the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport for athletes may be a question of boycott of the Olympic games of 2016 the Russian national team. He added that, of course, for every athlete, the Olympics is an exceptional event, but on the other scale – the country’s reputation, her honor and dignity.

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Umakhanov said that the boycott of the Olympics all athletes can inspire the rejection of “artificial ideological and political pressure on Russia.

We will remind that earlier the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of boycotting is not on the agenda.

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