Nikita Tregubov Photo: Nina zotina / RIA Novosti
Russian skeleton Nikita Tregubov said that the American and British athletes at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang are not willing to shake hands with the Russians by the hand. 22-year-old athlete cites “Sport-Express”.
“They don’t say Hello to me, and I with them. Nothing to worry about. Why? Never know. I don’t even care. Do not greet, and they went well,” — said Tregubov.
The athlete noted that it observed a similar attitude towards Russians on the World Cup skeleton, held in January. In his opinion, the behavior of the athletes from Western countries have a political subtext.
In December 2017, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended for life, a number of Russian athletes from participation in the Olympic games for using banned drugs at the Games in Sochi. Later in the attitude of the majority of Russians sanctions have been completely or partially invalidated by the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, despite the decision of the CAS justified, the athletes received an invitation from the IOC to the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
XXIII Olympic games will last until February 25.
Video, photo All from Russia.