The President of the Federation of bobsleigh Russia (FBI), the Olympic champion Alexander Zubkov has decided to sue the “Soviet sport”. The action relates to publications in which the coach of the Latvian skeleton sliders Dainis Dukurs compares a pedophile.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
19 April 2018, the “Soviet sport” published an interview with Latvian coach Dainis Dukurs, who expressed the opinion that Alexander Zubkov may not work in the Federation of bobsleigh Russia on the background of doping scandals. As an example, the technician said the sentence: “This is the same as pedophile to appoint a Director of children’s home”.
As quoted by TASS press service of the FBI, Zubkov has filed a lawsuit on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.
It is reported that on April 27 were given a written complaint in which the FBI demanded to publish a refutation and to destroy remaining copies of the newspaper. After that, on may 16, the organization has addressed in Ostankinsky district court in Moscow, stating, among other things, about compensation of moral harm.
We will remind that Alexander Zubkov is President of the FBI on June 2, 2016. The next elections should be held until August 25, 2018, and Olympic champion has already announced his intention to nominate again.
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