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Russian speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov told about the consequences of skipping the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. His words leads TASS.
According to Kulizhnikov, after removal from the Olympics in 2018 Dutch opponents accused him that he “eats” of a prohibited substance and fails the drug test. The Russians said that now the opinion of foreign athletes has changed. “I think they understood. Maybe podostyl a little bit. Even those who are what is called hatil, now come, shake hands,” he added.
However, the skater called the behavior of foreign athletes hypocritical. “Guys, this is not in Russian. If I don’t like someone, I won’t even look. We have so accepted, they don’t have shoes, and normal,” he said.
Kulizhnikov, three — time world champion in sprint all-round, three-time world champion on separate distances, the winner of the world Cup 2015. In 2012, in a doping sample athletes found traces of the banned drug methylhexaneamine, for which he received a two-year disqualification. In 2016 Kulizhnikov was one of the participants melidoniou scandal. Before the Games in South Korea, he entered the number of athletes the international Olympic Committee refused to invite to the Olympics.
Video, photo All from Russia.