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Four-time Olympic champion in biathlon Alexander Tikhonov has commented on the decision of the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) to deprive the right to participate in the world championship the Russian walkers. His words leads “Match TV”.
“Then the walkers a big scandal has just emerged: the coach, who was disqualified, worked with athletes. Immediately suspended several of our athletes from international events. It seems to be punished, but people continue to break all the rules. Think we now on the verge of several more scandals,” said the Olympic champion.
On may 4, the IAAF stripped of five Russian athletes right to participate in the world team Championships in neutral status. This decision was made due to the fact that the athletes were gathering in Kyrgyzstan along with disqualified for life coach Viktor by Cegedim.
On 6 March, the disqualification of the all-Russian athletics Federation was extended. One of the obstacles to lifting sanctions is the status of RUSADA. The organization is still not reinstated.
Video, photo All from Russia.