The issue of personal liability of the Russian officials and functionaries in connection with the suspension of Russia from the Olympics in Pyeongchang is at the moment mainly. On Wednesday, 6 December, said the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reports “”.
“Paramount is the protection of the interests of our athletes, Russian athletes, Russian athletes. And here to protect their interests, we must concentrate all their efforts in the first place, and everything else to consider in the second,” — said Peskov.
Thus he answered the question about the attitude of the Kremlin to the personal responsibility of officials and functionaries, in particular, the Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko, in connection with the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the dismissal of the Russian national team from the Olympics.
When asked about whether this topic is considered in the Kremlin, the press Secretary of the Russian President replied: “I can’t tell you, I do not have such information.”
On December 5, the IOC Executive Board in connection with the doping scandal in Russia life was suspended, a Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko from participation in the Olympic games. The same penalties apply to the former Deputy Minister of sports Yuri Nagornykh, which was mentioned in the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren.
On the same day the IOC announced the suspension of the Russian team from participation in the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang. Athletes who prove that did not use doping, will be able to play the Games under a neutral flag.
In November, the Russian team took 10 medals won in Sochi. Thus the team lost the first place in the team standings.
Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February 2018.