MP: the Russian athletes have imposed all the sanctions, which could only

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomontaggi Lebedev at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoMP: the Russian athletes have imposed all the sanctions, which could only© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Against Russian athletes already receiving the maximum penalties, the last thing can make the representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is to impose a total ban on the participation of the Olympic team of Russia in international competitions, said to RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of the state Duma from LDPR Igor Lebedev.

IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday that sanctions against Russian sports for violating anti-doping rules at the Olympic games 2014 in Sochi can be applied no later than Oct.

«In my opinion, all that they could, they already did. Removed a number of federations completely, removed a few specific athletes completely removed Paralympic team. I don’t know where to continue to impose sanctions on our country. It remains only to be completely prohibited at all Olympic team of Russia to participate in international competitions. The last thing they can do,» said RIA Novosti Lebedev.

The MP stressed that all the actions by Russia can be taken in this regard has already been taken. «It’s only legal methods of resistance to this situation. This collective lawsuits, individual lawsuits, it is a protest of the Olympic Committee of Russia», — he explained.

Lebedev stressed that the issue can be resolved by constructive dialogue between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald trump. «Two people today in the world that are able to resolve this issue, is Putin and trump. If their dialogue in a constructive direction, and relations between Russia and the United States from the confrontation will still go in positive, I think that the sporting sanctions – it is the first thing will be canceled,» he concluded.

In 2016 — in July and December — was published two parts of the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren of doping by Russians. It was claimed that over a thousand Russian athletes were involved in the manipulation of doping samples at different tournaments in 30 sports. Furthermore, it was stated about the existence of the Russian state system for manipulating doping samples. Russian authorities deny these allegations.

The IOC has set up two commissions to investigate concerning Russia: the disciplinary Commission, headed by IOC member Denis Oswald, that should do the cross-checking of samples of Russians from the Olympic games in Sochi, and the Commission ex-President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, which verifies the accuracy of the information on state intervention in the Russian anti-doping system.

The winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang (South Korea) in February 2018.

MP: the Russian athletes have imposed all the sanctions, which could only© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podwyzki Wet work

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