Russian athletes were advised to withdraw from competition in the United States

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Irina Rodnikovoe: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti

The Deputy of the state Duma, the triple Olympic champion in figure skating Irina Rodnina expressed the opinion that Russians should refrain from traveling to USA for the competitions. Her words leads RIA Novosti.

“After this incident with visas I think that we should not do Russian athletes go to competitions in the United States. So our athletes need to plan the calendar for the season, excluding tournaments in the USA, that is itself already not to go there,” said Rodnina.

According to the Deputy, the American athletes can’t beat the Russians in a fair fight. “The fight against us is on all fronts. Sport never was out of politics. Just before it was all more or less in the framework, and now the framework is not” — she added.

On March 28, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow refused to conduct interviews with members of the Russian national wrestling team for getting us visa. Athletes were supposed to participate in the world Cup, which will be held from 5 to 9 April in the us city of Iowa city.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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