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Maygurov: none of the Russian biathletes expressed a desire to change citizenship

KEMEROVO, September 30 – RIA Novosti, Sergey Fuks. “Russia is a sporting power,” Viktor Maigurov, President of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU), said at the forum.

Earlier, the Congress of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) decided to approve the suspension of Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competitions until further notice.

“The Russian stages are open. The athletes themselves are sympathetic to the situation. At the moment, none of them expressed a desire to change their sports citizenship,” Maigurov said. Said.

“The IBU’s sanctions against the Russians were expected. IBU is ahead of the others in terms of sanctions and fines,” said the head of the RRF.

Maygurov also mentioned the IBU Congress held on September 16. “The promise was made in the video conference. We were not invited in person because they feared for our safety. We accepted. We spoke, then the Ukrainian delegate spoke, talked more about destruction and death. 46 delegates, two opposed, five abstained. He told the congress executive committee that if the situation changes, we will be allowed to compete. gave the order,” he said.

Source: Ria

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