Dmitry Medvedevthe: Dmitry Astakhov / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called shameful and immoral decision of the Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who justified the Russian athletes at the Olympic games in South Korea. With this statement he made on Monday, February 5, on his page in Facebook.
“The IOC has adopted a shameful decision. Unfair and unlawful. Immoral and politicized. Not allowing our athletes who were reinstated by the sports court created specially for resolution of such disputes, the Commission trampled and Olympic Charter, and basic principles of law,” he wrote.
The Russian Prime Minister reminded that the court takes a final decision. However, in this situation, the decision was made by “a group of people who put themselves on trial, on athletes, on the fans,” said Medvedev. The main purpose of these actions he calls the desire to cause political damage to Russia.
“But doping is not relevant here, to talk about it is ridiculous. You can still somehow tolerate biased investigation into doping conducted directed against one state — Russia. But the Commission’s decision on the refusal to execute the verdict of the court of arbitration for sport is beyond comprehension. The result will be long-term. First, the business won the precepts of Pierre de Coubertin in the IOC. Now, the policy has won the rule of law and decency. Sorry the Olympic movement. Sorry athletes. So now you can with any of them. Feel sorry for the fans”, — concluded Medvedev.
The Prime Minister also duplicated your post in English.
Earlier on February 5, the admission Commission under the leadership of Valerie Fourneyron refused to issue invitations 13 Russian athletes and two coaches, which the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) acquitted 1 February. In the opinion of the members of the Commission, the abolition of the lifetime disqualification does not mean that the athletes must take part in the Olympics 2018.
Games will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February. In South Korea, the Russian athletes will compete under the Olympic flag and the special status of “Olympic athlete from Russia.”
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