The IOC made the decision on the admission of “clean” athletes from Russia at the Olympics in 2018 under the neutral flag. “Clean” will determine the specially organized Commission. Not to violate the rights of athletes and to avoid the principle of collective responsibility asked the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov in his speech before the IOC Executive Board. While Zhukov did not forget to remind you about “services” Rodchenkova.
So, the IOC took the decision: Russian athletes will perform at the Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang for the Olympics – consider a neutral flag. This information is published on the official website of the IOC.
This decision of the IOC Executive Board accepted the results of the work of the two commissions. One of them, headed by Denis Oswald, was engaged in shaking down the dope samples of the Olympics-2014 in Sochi. Other – under the leadership of former Swiss President Samuel Schmid – checks the veracity of reports of interference of the Russian leadership (such as sports, and by the FSB) to work in General and RUSADA Russian anti-doping system.
To participate in the Games will be admitted only those athletes who have not been accused of using illegal drugs. The list of “clean” athletes will prepare another Commission headed by the head of the Independent organization of the doping test (ITA) Valerie Fourneyron. One of the members of the Commission will be appointed to the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), one DFSU (Doping Free Sport Unit) and the third – IOC (they will be the head of the medical Department of the IOC Richard Budgett).
It should be noted that before the IOC Executive Board decided that its members listened to the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov. In his speech Zhukov from the very beginning asked to respect the rights of clean athletes and to get away from the principles of collective responsibility, Recalling the precedent, which was the case with the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Among other things he mentioned those athletes who become members of the Olympic team after the revealed violations in the work of the “head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory with his accomplices,” Alina Sagitova (figure skating, 15 years), Cyril Whims (hockey, 20 years), Roman Reelow (single sled, 21). At the same time, Zhukov said about the injustice and some legal collisions in team sports, because, according to Zhukov, “no team can not compete at the Olympics in team competitions or relay races in the neutral status without a name and national identification”. That is, the decision on the admission of “pure”, in his opinion, will be possible only against athletes of individual sports.
It should be noted that the statement of head OKR has been very emotional. He did not hesitate even to go to the person, mentioning the well-known person, calling him a fraud, pulls out of the hat more and more “revelation””, and also Recalling the recognition Rodchenkova in the Commission “of all possible offences in addition to paedophilia and homosexuality”.
In addition, the IOC disqualified OCD, as well as suspended for life Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko and former Deputy Minister of sports Yuri Nagornykh.