Contents tagged with Olympic Games

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev: IOC has adopted a shameful decision in denying 'justified' Russian athletes from participating in the Olympics

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Facebook that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has adopted a "shameful decision" in refusing to invite 15 "justified" athletes and coaches from Russia to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

    "The IOC Commission has adopted a shameful decision. Unjust and unlawful. Immoral and politically motivated. By denying our athletes, whose rights were reinstated by a sports court designed specifically to resolve such disputable situations, the …

  • Russia asks IOC to invite acquitted athletes to the Winter Olympics

    The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has appealed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with a "strong request" to send invitations to Russian athletes acquitted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by February 2. This, according to TASS, was reported by the ROC Vice-President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.

    According to Pozdnyakov, the request concerns 15 out of 28 acquitted athletes. "The ROC appeals to the IOC and urgently requests individual invitations to the Games [be sent] to …

  • Russia will only send 169 of the 500 athletes it planned to send to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

    Russia has approved the final applications for athletes to compete in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. According to the application, 169 athletes will go instead of the 500 who would have participated were they not disqualified.

    According to R-Sport, all 169 people decide for themselves whether to go to the Games or not.

    The International Olympic Committee dismissed the Russian team from the 2018 Olympic Games due to the doping program, which operated in the country. Clean athletes are …

  • International Olympic Committee prohibits fans from using Russian flag during the games

    The Chief Editor of the sports broadcast of Russian Channel One, Vasily Konov, indicated that fans will be prohibited from bringing flags of the countries who are not participating in the Olympic Games into the games, as he wrote on his Twitter page. "Russia will not participate in the Olympic Games. That is, formally, the Russian flag is also banned at all facilities of the Games,” he wrote.

    The users of the social network reacted strongly against this information. Russian users offered to …

  • Putin: Kremlin will not interfere with participation of Russian athletes under neutral flag at 2018 Olympics

    The Kremlin will not interfere with Russian athletes participating under a neutral flag in the 2018 Olympics, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with workers at GAZ car plant in Nizhny Novgorod.According to him, the Russian authorities “themselves provided grounds” for the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the national team from the Olympic Games. At the same time, as Putin put it, the IOC has acted “not quite honestly” with the Russian athletes, …

  • Kremlin: media reports about the ban of Russian anthem at the Olympics in South Korea is ‘a provocation’

    The State Duma Deputy, Mikhail Degtyarev, has expressed the opinion that the report by the New York Times on the possible ban of the Russian anthem at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea is a "provocation" aimed at "demoralizing the Russian national team." He stated it in a conversation with R-Sport.

     In his opinion, "the provocation of the New York Times is aimed at demoralizing the Russian national team, all sports officials, and putting pressure on our country and the International Olympic …

  • Swiss Federal Court dismisses Russia’s appeal to lift Paralympic ban

    The Swiss Federal Court dismissed the appeal of the Russian Paralympic Committee (PKR) regarding the admission of Russian athletes to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of the court’s decision, the Russian Paralympic Committee remains excluded from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Thus, the PKR is unable to fulfil its obligations, in particular, in applying for Russian athletes’ participation in the Paralympics.

    In early August, the International Paralympic Committee …

  • Putin announces that Russia will host its own Paralympic games

    Russia will hold its own competition for qualified Russian athletes in the Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, as stated by Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday, August 25, 2016, TASS reported.

    According to him awards for participants in these games will be equivalent to those in the Paralympics.

    "I want to say to our Paralympic athletes: we, of course, will support you at these specially organized events, where you can show your skills and congratulate the winners the same as it …

  • US demands suspension of Russian team from the 2016 Olympic Games

    The US Anti-Doping Agency (the USADA) has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC) from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a letter from USADA to IOC President Thomas Bach, a copy of which was obtained by R-Sport portal.

    “An independent investigation confirmed the shocking picture of the long-term scheme of encouraging the use of doping by the authorities and the intervention in anti- …