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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Vladimir Putin will not attend the opening of the Olympic games in Rio


Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Mr Putin does not appear on a trip to Rio De Janeiro on August 5, when the opening of the Olympic games. In addition Peskov commented on the decision of the IOC on the admission of Russian athletes at the Games and the WADA expressed displeasure with this decision.


photo: kremlin.ru

Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday that Vladimir Putin is not planning a trip to the opening of the Olympic Games in 2016 in Brazil.

“No, as far as I understand, plans a trip there. There is a schedule other work”, – quotes RIA Novosti” the words of Peskov. He added that while it also remains unknown whether the Russian leader to visit any from the competition in Ri de Janeiro the other day.

The Kremlin representative, said that the Kremlin welcomes the main decision of the IOC, announced the day before, which allows for “clean” athletes at the discretion of the international federations to participate in the Olympics. While a number of other decisions of the IOC to emphasize the need to work more closely with this organization to eliminate the consequences of the doping scandal, said Peskov. He noted that additional efforts will be needed to clarify Russia’s position.

Peskov reminded Vladimir Putin’s words that Russia is ready to full working cooperation with all agencies, to conduct the necessary proceedings on the questions raised by WADA. He recalled that Russia has created an independent body, the public Commission of honorary member the IOC Vitaly Smirnov, the Kremlin is hoping for positive interaction with international sports officials.

This Peskov said that the Kremlin regrets the decision of the IOC to refuse accreditation to the Olympic games sports Minister Vitali Mutko and all officials of the sports Ministry.

With regard to the statement of the President of WADA Craig reedy, who expressed disappointment at the decision of the IOC, Peskov replied that the IOC Executive Board is the main organization for decision-making on Olympic family.

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