Paul Kulizhnikov: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
Lost their chance to go to the Olympics in Pyeongchang skater Pavel Kulizhnikov commented on the refusal of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) to consider the appeals of himself and five other Russian athletes at the non-admission to the Games in Pyeongchang.The words of the skater on Thursday, February 8, leads “R-Sport”.
“Yes, I knew, knew, what it all boils down, to go to the Olympic games after all this, I’m not going to. Arranged a private party, here let in it and participate. I would not go there under any pretext. But I do not condemn those who, in any case. Everyone has their own opinion, their own position. My — this. And for all who go, I’m gonna be sick,” he assured Kulizhnikov.
Earlier on 8 February, the CAS refused to consider the appeals of six Russian athletes and seven members of their entourage (doctors and trainers) on a non-admission to the Olympic games-2018. Likely to be in Pyeongchang in addition to Kulizhnikov lost short-Tracinda Tatiana Borodulina, speed skater Denis yuskov, biathlon Alexander Loginov and Irina Starykh and ski jumper Dmitry Vasilyev.
Kulizhnikov — three-time world champion on separate distances, two-time world champion in the sprint, two-time European champion (in the distance of 1000 meters and in the team sprint). In 2012, in a doping test skater found traces of the banned drug methylhexaneamine, for which the athlete received a two-year disqualification. In 2016 he was one of the defendants in melidoniou scandal, but later he was able to defend himself.
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