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The Deputy of the state Duma Svetlana Zhurova has criticized the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refusal to allow the Games-2018 six-time Olympic champion in short track Victor Ana. Her words leads to “Sport-Express” on Monday, January 22.
“I don’t understand how it is possible to hold the Olympics without God’s short track? The more the competition is held in his homeland. There is no doubt that Viktor Ahn is the God of short track. And the IOC just lost the competition of the protagonist. Maybe from my side it is blasphemy to say so, but it’s absolutely true,” said Zhurova.
The Deputy called the decision of IOC chaos. “One gets the feeling that this is some kind of double-planned story. Nothing, except how absurd, it can not be called. It is clear that Koreans in Pyeongchang it is not needed. It is necessary to appeal to CAS (court of arbitration for Sport — ed. “Of the tape.ru”), “—said she.
Earlier on 22 January, the IOC removed Ana from Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang. The reason was the mention of the short-track racer in the expert’s report, the world anti-doping Agency Richard McLaren.
The IOC Executive Board in December 2017 has suspended the national team of Russia from the Olympics 2018. To speak can only athletes who have proven the innocence to doping fraud and not mentioned in the report of McLaren.
Until 2011, An competed for the national team of South Korea. In its composition, the athlete became a three-time Olympic champion at the Olympics 2006. In 2011, short-tremist received Russian citizenship and won three gold at the Games in Sochi.
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