Alexander Zavyalova: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti
Three-time Olympic medalist Alexander Zavyalov said the words Norwegian skier Hans Christer Colonna, named the Russian athletes are stupid. His words are quoted Ura.ru.
Zavyalov said that the athlete’s behavior depends on his upbringing and character. Ex-skier said that it is not necessary to apply to Kolonnu disciplinary sanctions, as they will be meaningless in the fight against loud statements of the athletes.
“But by and large the Commission is only apology. Well, we forced the athlete to apologize and then what? Nothing but bureaucracy dissolved”, he added.
The Olympic medalist said that the scandalous statements in the media usually make mediocre athletes trying to draw attention to himself.
Holon, commenting on the tactics of the Russian skiers during the mass start at sixth stage of the “Tour de Ski”, said that the athletes in the team are stupid like a cork. He later apologized.
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