The foreign Ministry called a “crime” – admission of the Russian athletes at the Olympics

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia called a “crime” decision

Court of arbitration for sport, which left in force the verdict of the IAAF about the non-admission of Russian athletes at the Olympics. This was at the briefing on Thursday was declared by the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports “Interfax”.

“What is being done, including in Washington, it is definitely a crime,” — said Zakharov.

She noted that what happens in sports events hit not only in Russia. “It’s a blow to the whole sport,” she said.

Earlier Thursday, the court of arbitration for Sport upheld the decision of the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) on the rejection of the Russian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the end the Russian team at the tournament will represent the only long jumper. Darya Klishina, who lives and trains in the United States.

In the Kremlin the arbitration decision called regret. Two-time Olympic champion in pole vaulting Yelena Isinbayeva compared the court’s decision with “the funeral of athletics”.