The head of the IOC spoke about the preparation of sanctions against Russia because of the Olympics in Sochi

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka the IOC Thomas Bach during the Olympic games in Sochi. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/e1ce32e11990bd96549c945bd23f700c.jpg" alt="The head of the IOC spoke about the preparation of sanctions against Russia because of the Olympics in Sochi” />© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The international Olympic Committee in the autumn to introduce sanctions against Russia for violating anti-doping rules at the 2014 Games in Sochi, said the head of the IOC Thomas Bach in an interview with the New York Times.

According to him, to determine what sanctions should be imposed, «need to find out how deeply rooted in the system of manipulation». Bach noted that the issue of punishment of Russia will be resolved «no later than» October, before the start of the qualifying competition for the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

«We have the impression that some in the Russian thought, turning to the future, what is past is already forgotten,» — said the head of the IOC.

Bach recalled the words of Vladimir Putin, who said, «Yes, we had a problem, we need to recognize that.» However, I’m sure the President of the IOC, some Russian officials are trying to ignore this issue.

«You can’t forget what happened in Sochi. We have made it clear that the past — what happened there — should be subjected to sanctions,» he said.

Previously, Bach said that the IOC will complete the investigation in respect of Russia prior to the Games in Pyeongchang. Now working on it two commissions that deal with verification of the samples of Russians from the Olympic games in Sochi and check the accuracy of the information on state intervention in the Russian anti-doping system.

The independent Commission of WADA in November 2015 has accused Russia of numerous anti-doping rule violation. With new force scandal erupted after the publication of the report of the Commissioner of Richard McLaren.

After the publication of the first part of the paper in the summer of 2016 from participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro have suspended Russian athletes. In addition, the entire Russian team conceded Paralympics.

The second part of the report, McLaren was published in December. After that, Russia lost the right to hold a number of international competitions: world Cup bobsled and skeleton, world Cup final speed skating, as well as the stage of the biathlon world Cup.

It was argued that in Russia there was a state system for manipulating doping samples. Moscow rejected the accusations. Later, Vladimir Putin urged to heed the demands of WADA and to build in Russia a new system of control over the doping. The investigative Committee began an investigation against the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov, which has become one of the informants WADA and is now hiding in the United States.

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