Biathlon Federation, the United States announced the boycott of the world Cup, which will take place in Tyumen (Russian Federation) from 22 to 25 March. About it it is spoken in the message placed by the Federation on Twitter.
In particular, it is noted that the appropriate decision was to support “clean sport” and the safety of athletes.
“Russia still does not match the code of the world anti-doping Agency, arriving there the athletes in danger. The competitions in Tyumen is the ugly message to the world in anti-doping indifference”, – underlined in the message.
The official statement from the U.S. Biathlon Team on their decision not to participate in the IBU World Cup Biathlon Final in Tyumen, Russia. pic.twitter.com/ejQzRwrPOP— US Biathlon (@USBiathlon) 24 fierce 2018 R.
Soon after, a similar statement was made by biathlon Federation of the Czech Republic. About the team decision was announced by the head of the Czech athletic Federation, Jiri Hamza.
According to him, therefore the Czech Republic national team on biathlon will confirm their rejection of the use of doping Russian athletes.
Informed about the boycott of the competitions in Tyumen reported Association of biathlon Canada. Its decision, the athletes explained the distrust of the Russian anti-doping system.
It is known that two Russian athlete who participated in the Olympics in South Korea, are suspected of doping. The curler Alexandra Krushelnytskoho deprived won the bronze medal in Curling. And bobsleistku Nadezhda Sergeeva, suspected of violating anti-doping rules at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, refused autopsy samples “B”.