Embrace athletes from Russia and Ukraine at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro this is a story that will inspire people. This was stated by the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, reports “R-sport”.
“We had athletes of Russia and Ukraine, who hugged and congratulated each other. Athletes from North and South Korea, which made a joint selfie. Saw how the athletes helped each other. You can’t describe the Olympic principles as so. Many stories happened that will inspire people,” he said.
Also Bach said the Sochi Olympics, which end on August 21, was “cult”. “They were and are iconic of the Olympic games in many respects. We saw the iconic athletes in all sports that have seen athletes who were icons and strengthened their positions, such as Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. And others who became icons here”, — quotes Reuters words of the head of the IOC.
Speaking of pictures of athletes he was referring to the photo and gymnasts from Russia and Ukraine, Nikita Nagorny and Oleg Vernaeve. Earlier Nagorno-posted a photo with Vernaeve to your Instagram.