The Kremlin welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the admission of athletes from Russia on the Olympic games, said the press-Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov, reports RBC. Peskov said that in this case one should speak not about a single solution, but many solutions that was announced yesterday”.
“We welcome [ … ] is a positive decision, and consider it positively”, — said the press Secretary of the President. At the same time, according to Peskov, a number of other decisions stressed the need for close cooperation with the IOC, its structures, international sports organizations to eliminate the consequences of the doping scandal.
“We hope that established at the initiative of the President of the Commission Smirnova, she will play a key role here,” said Sands.
On the question of whether Putin was planning to go to the opening ceremony in Rio, Peskov replied in the negative. “No, the plans for such a trip is not the President. There is a schedule work the other,” he said. Putin’s spokesman also could not say whether the President plans to attend any of the competitions of the Olympic games. “While I do not presume to say. Don’t know what the solution will ultimately take the President”, — said Peskov.
On the eve of the Moka Executive Committee decided not to exclude from participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, whole of the Russian team. According to the results of the call in Lausanne MoCA President Thomas Bach said that the decision on participation of the Russian sportsmen in Games, which will be held from August 5 to 21, will host the international Federation in Olympic sports. To render their verdicts, and they have less than two weeks.
The Kremlin’s first comments on the decision the IOC. Before he responded to Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko. He called the decision an optimal and non-political. “Today, the IOC has shown objectivity, seriousness and prudence in these decisions,” — said Mutko.