The decision of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected the appeal 45 Russian athletes and two coaches, was regrettable, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words on Friday, February 9, the correspondent “”.
“We’re sorry. We take into consideration the decision of this court. And, of course, we will continue to help our athletes defend their rights”, — said Peskov.
In his opinion, at present, the most important thing is to support the athletes: those who went to the Olympics and those to Games are not allowed.
In addition, in the Kremlin do not doubt the possibility of alternative competitions for not participating in the Olympic games the Russian athletes. “The President [Vladimir Putin] also in his instructions spoke about the financial bonuses on the level of the Olympians. Now it worked out”, — said Peskov told reporters. The question of funding for alternative tournaments, the press Secretary of the President addressed to the government.
A Kremlin spokesman also said that while reforming the sports industry too early. “Now is not the time,” he said.
Earlier, on 9 February, the CAS refused to consider the removal of 45 Russian athletes and two coaches from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctions, calling it a “fair decision.” Thus, dozens of local athletes have lost their last chances to go to South Korea.
At the end of January the President of Russia at a meeting with members of the government reminded about the organization of alternative competition for those athletes who have not got on the Olympic games-2018. He also explained that to reward these athletes need similar to Olympians.More important news Telegram-channel “Tape days”. Sign!