Gennady Suhanovo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
General Director of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) Yuri Hanus responded to the criticism of Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov. His words leads owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC.
Zyuganov earlier on Twitter wrote that he considers unacceptable words Hanusa that the Russian sportsmen have already got used to play under a neutral flag. The politician reminded the Director General of RUSADA that the Russians — “victorious people”. “Therefore, to hear such arguments, especially on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day, is categorically unacceptable,” — said Zyuganov.
Hanus said he believes the performance under a neutral flag normal and also stressed that the athletes should not have to pay for the mistakes of officials. The head of RUSADA urged Zyuganov to realize “the true tragedy of our sport” and asked him: “Where were you when our sport was “stoked” where was your concern?”
Previously, on 25 November it became known that the Committee on compliance with the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) recommended to the Executive Committee to suspend Russia from participation in international competitions for four years. If this recommendation is adopted at the meeting on 9 December, the Russian athletes will be able to compete at the Olympic games in 2020 only under a neutral flag. In addition, the Committee proposed to ban the Russian sports officials to attend the competition. The country also wants to ban to accept on its territory the international competition.
Under the Olympic flag, the Russian athletes have already competed at the Games in 2018. Then in Pyeongchang came to the team “Olympic athletes of Russia”, with a number of Russians have not received an invitation from the International Olympic Committee to participate in the competition could not.
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