The question of the participation of Russians on the Olympic games planned to decide in a referendum

The leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky has urged to hold a referendum on the possibility of participation of Russian sportsmen in the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag. About it reports TASS on Friday, December 8.

“Let the people decide. Or we will take a tough stance and all will make [us] to respect, or all wear the Vlasov shape, Olympic shape and be silent, there in Russia Russian flag and Russian hymn,” said the liberal-Democrat in the Duma plenary session.

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 international competitions.

Commenting on the decision, press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the incident requires deep analysis. He also urged not to give in to emotions.

In November, the Russian team took 10 medals won in Sochi. Thus the team lost the first place in the team standings.

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