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Saturday, February 17, 2018

“We will demand resignation of the head of the IOC”: the state Duma raged after the decision of the CAS


State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Friday in plenary, the Committee on sports will prepare the draft statement, which the lower chamber intends to take in respect of decisions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Russian athletes are not allowed to participate in the Olympic Games 2018 in South Korea. The head of the Duma Committee on physical culture and sport Mikhail Degtyarev said that Russia may require the resignation of the head of the IOC Thomas Bach and even “the resignation of all.


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In the state Duma the decision by CAS to reject the appeal, 47 the Russian athletes who earlier in the trial were acquitted, caused an uproar.

Read the material: CAS refused 47 Russians in the appeals to participate in the Olympics 2018

According to TASS, state Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin called the whole incident a double standard, which the Russian deputies who live solely according to the laws, not going to tolerate.

“And when these laws negate, we have to assess, and the strict and resolute,” he warned.

The first thing that made the deputies, or rather one of them is a researcher of the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov refused to go to Pyeongchang in protest.

Now a word for the Committee on sports, which, together with the state Duma committees on international Affairs and the law needs to draft tough statements.

Journalists in the lower house to catch the head of the Committee for physical culture and sport Mikhail Degtyarev and asked him whether the statement to sound the demand for the resignation of the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.

“We all demand”, – quotes “Interfax” the answer Degtyarev.

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