State Duma Committee Chairman Svishchev called the IOC’s decision on Russian athletes illegal
MOSCOW, March 28 – RIA Novosti. Dmitry Svishchev (LDPR), chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports, described the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Russian athletes as illegal.
On Tuesday, the IOC recommended that international federations allow the Russians, who do not support the special operation as neutral athletes, to begin. At the same time, the organization recommends that athletes affiliated with the armed forces and security services not be allowed to compete. It was also decided that teams from Russia and Belarus cannot be accepted as participants in international competitions.
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He also noted that many countries are shaken by the fact that in team sports athletes from the Russian Federation can only be declared “a team from Russia”.
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