Tina Herrmann Photo: Mikhail Mokrushin / RIA Novosti
German skeletonwitch Tina Herman expressed the view that the international Olympic Committee (IOC) must not punish the Russian athletes whose guilt was not fully proved. Her words on Thursday, February 8, leads the Berliner Zeitung.
“While there is no concrete evidence that these athletes should not be punished. If there was serious evidence that the Russians would be disqualified for life,” said Herman.
Earlier on 8 February, the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) refused to consider the appeals of six Russian athletes and seven members of their entourage on non-admission to the Games in Pyeongchang. In December, the IOC suspended for life a number of athletes from Russia from the Olympics for violating anti-doping rules at the Olympics in Sochi. Direct evidence of the guilt of the athletes were not given.
25-year-old Herman, three — time world champion, two-time silver medalist of the world Championships.
Earlier, the German biathlete Arnd Peiffer was dissatisfied with the decision of the CAS to justify Russian athletes suspended by the IOC. According to him, is “a farce and a slap in the face to all “clean” athletes.”
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