Agent striker “Washington” Alexander Ovechkin Gleb Chistyakov commented on the words of Dmitry Rogozin, who called the Russian hockey player “misguided.” Chistyakov tried to justify the Deputy Prime Minister, noting that Mr Rogozin “not immersed in sports theme”.
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Agent Ovechkin said RBC that does not condemn Rogozin, for his review, because the politician only expressed his personal opinion.
“Dmitry Rogozin is not immersed in the sports theme. Him closer to the MIC (military industrial complex), and he does not know all the nuances and pitfalls,” — said Chistyakov.
Dmitry Rogozin called Alexander Ovechkin “lost” due to the fact that the athlete refused to participate in the Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang. According to Vice-Premier of the government, if there is a desire the hockey player could find a way to play for the national team at the Games in South Korea.
“And lawyers are not necessary. Let him decide what is important to him, and that — no,” — wrote politician on his page on Facebook .
Earlier, Ovechkin has stated that he would not be able to compete at the Olympic hockey tournament in South Korea. He explained that the international ice hockey Federation (IIHF) does not allow players of the National hockey League USA (NHL) to participate in the Games.
“I still hope to win gold for my country. I hope that the situation will change and we all have [NHL players] get a chance to participate in the Olympics 2022”, — said the athlete.