Contents tagged with Olympic Games

  • 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- …