Victor Anphoto: Maxim Bogodvid / RIA Novosti
Short-tremist Faconne Thibault, who served an 18-month suspension for doping, went on the answer to the question of the participation in the Games of the 2018 Olympic champion of Sochi Viktor Ahn. It is reported by RT.
“No, I will not answer that question,” said 32-year-old Frenchman in an interview with a reporter.
Earlier, on 10 February Faccone managed to take seventh place in the race at 1,500 meters. The gold was won by the representative of South Korea’s lim Hye-Joon, the silver medal went to the Booths, Knight from Holland, rounded out the top three Russian semen Elistratov. Bronze, obtained 27-year-old short-track racer, was the first medal for the Russian athletes at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Viktor Ahn is not involved in the Games. The international Olympic Committee (IOC) did not send invitations to the Russian athlete without explanation. The appeal of Anom in the court of arbitration for Sport was rejected.
In December 2017, the IOC suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympic games 2018 on the basis of the investigation, the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). A number of Russian athletes accused of using banned drugs during the Olympics in Sochi. Allowed to participate athletes participated in the Games under the Olympic flag.
XXXIII Olympic games will last until February 25.
Video, photo All from Russia.