Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the satisfaction of arbitration for Sport the court of appeals, 28 Russian athletes, stated that this decision “confirms that vigorous action to defend the rights in court and in other categories is justified, can be effective and should continue.”
At the same time, Peskov confirmed that the problem with doping among Russian athletes were, but they were the same as in many other countries. He recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed regret in this regard and noted that the uncompromising struggle against doping will continue.
However, he said that while it is not known whether justified athletes to participate in Olympics in Pyeongchang.
“But as we told you repeatedly, at the expert level, ongoing contacts with the IOC, and that as a result of those contacts will be investigated as far as possible to compensate the situation”, – he explained.
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