Difficult! Four-year ban fear comes true Russian officials ask Putin to step in


Putin (source: TASS) overseas website December 10th. On the 9th, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee announced that the Russian anti-doping agency violated anti-doping regulations and banned Russia from participating in the next four years. Major international events, including the Olympics and World Championships. In response, Russian President Putin responded that the decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency violated the Olympic Charter and has a clear political color, and Russia has sufficient reasons to appeal to the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal. According to Russia ’s Interfax news agency on the 10th, Russian President Putin expressed dissatisfaction with the World Anti-Doping Agency ’s decision on all Russian athletes at the “Normandy Mode” summit. “Do they have any opinions on the Russian Olympic Committee? If not , Then Russian athletes can raise the Russian flag and play the national anthem in international competitions, which is clearly stipulated in the Olympic Charter. The practice of the World Anti-Doping Agency is in any case contrary to the Olympic Charter. We have every reason to request international sports arbitration. The court conducts arbitration. ” Putin also pointed out that any punishment should be directed at the individual, not the entire collective, “to implicate those innocent people who are completely indifferent to disciplinary acts.” “Everyone can understand this. I think that the experts of the World Anti-Doping Agency should also understand. If they decide to punish the entire collective, then I can only infer that they regard the pureness of sports as nothing and not consider sports. The interests of the movement itself and the development of the Olympic movement are based solely on political considerations, “Putin added. According to an earlier report, Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said on the 5th that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s request for Russian sports is “an endless series of anti-Russian dramas.” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zaharova also said that the Russian side believes that stimulating the doping incident, engaging in unfair competition, and playing ruleless games are unacceptable. In 2015, Russian athletes were exposed to organized drug use in large quantities during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Since then, the ban on drugs has been covering the Russian sports. At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Russia ’s track and field, weightlifting and Paralympic delegations were suspended. At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 169 athletes who qualify will participate in individual or collective events under the name “Olympic athletes from Russia” when the Russian delegation is banned from participating. (Overseas Network Li Xiaohang)