The Kremlin said the suspension of Russia from the Olympics

The decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympic winter games in 2018, requires a thorough analysis, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words on Wednesday, December 6, the correspondent “”.

“Now, of course, to exclude emotions and seriously enough to analyze the decisions made by the IOC in relation to our country, before you make any judgment in this regard”, — said Peskov.

The representative of the Kremlin said that Moscow still has to answer a number of questions and the necessary contacts with the International Olympic Committee. “It is necessary now to determine who will be responsible for these contacts, as will maintain contacts and a number of other technical issues subject to clarification”, he said.

According to Peskov, before “will take place on our Olympic meeting, some consolidated point of view will not form our athletes, to make any conclusions seem premature.” “The situation is serious, it requires a deep analysis. To give in to emotions is wrong,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.

On 5 December, the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced that the IOC Executive Board suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the winter Olympics. Athletes, who proved that he had not used doping, will be able to compete under a neutral flag. The Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR) was disqualified. All officials from the Ministry of sports of Russia denied accreditation to the Games in Pyeongchang.

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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.Background: the national Team of Russia was suspended from the Olympics