– President of the biathlon Federation of Ukraine Volodymyr Brynzak said the decision to boycott the world Cup stage on biathlon in Tyumen.
“We will not participate in the final stage of the world Cup this season in Tyumen. It is a joint decision of the Federation and of the Ministry. Yes, we can win some medals, but those are not problems that you can’t live with. In this situation, all things considered, I think this is the right decision”, – he told “Interfax-Ukraine” on Tuesday.
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The situation was commented by the Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov. He wrote on Facebook that the state has no right to interfere in the activities of sport federations as a separate public organizations, but “all rules have exceptions”.
Previously Zhdanov called upon the Federation of biathlon of Ukraine to boycott the world Cup in Tyumen.
Before this decision to boycott the Tyumen stage of the world Cup, told the American team.
Earlier, the international biathlon Union (IBU) reported about the decision of the Executive Committee of the organization to leave the international biathlon competitions in Russia, according to the planned calendar.
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So, at the meeting of the 134-th IBU Executive Board decided to leave the world Cup in Tyumen and the stages of the IBU Cup in Uvat and Khanty-Mansiysk.
The world Cup in Tyumen will be held from 22 to 25 March, the IBU cups in Uvat and Khanty-Mansiysk – March 10-11, and 14-17, respectively.
In December last year, IBU was partially limited the rights of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU).
It was reported that the IBU Executive Board will consider restoring full membership of SBR until the end of season 2017/2018 subject to the following conditions: the withdrawal of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspension from the Olympic Committee of Russia, no new violations of doping rules by Russian athletes since 1 January this year, the full cooperation of the SBR in case of detection of any anti-doping rule violations, as well as on the possible participation of Russian sports officials in the manipulation of doping samples, described by the IOC under the leadership of Samuel Schmid.