German tabloid Bild has announced that it will not be counted results of the Russian team at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro in the medal standings, even if the Russians will participate in the Olympics. This was written by the editor, Walter Straten.
He noted that if the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach has not defined a position on Russia’s participation in the Olympic games, the tabloid has already decided.
The reason for this decision was that doping in Russia is supported at the state level. This is also reflected in the results of an independent investigation, which previously announced the head of the special Commission of WADA Richard McLaren.
On 19 July, the IOC issued a formal statement in which they said that all the officials of the Ministry of sports of Russia are deprived of the accreditation in Rio de Janeiro. Accreditation lost all of the persons referred to in the investigation by anti-doping organizations.
The question of the participation of the Russian team in the Olympics, the IOC will decide after the organization will examine the legal possibility of its removal in full.