Zhukov: Russian athletes were not allowed in Rio under false pretenses

Жуков: российских легкоатлетов не пустили в Рио под надуманными предлогами

The national team of Russia in athletics was not admitted to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro for far-fetched reasons, said the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov.

The international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) has denied membership of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) after the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) anti-doping rule violation in Russian athletics. As a result of Russian athletes, in addition to the jumper in length Daria Kishineu, was barred from participating in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Also at the end of the report, WADA recommended that the IOC to suspend the entire national team of Russia on Games in Rio de Janeiro, but in the end most Russians were at the Olympics.

“We must pay tribute that the majority of the international federations promptly undertook this work, most of the Russian Federation was in close contact with international and were able to eliminate all the problems. Most of our federations have shown (themselves) with the best hand, our teams were almost at full strength, although conditions have created very tough. Exception was athletics, weightlifting and rowing. On false pretexts, our team was not admitted to the Games in Rio, all requirements were met except one. Only Darya Klishina meet these requirements,” — said Zhukov.

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