Poklonskaya: the Olympics without Russia – it is an empty phrase

Natalia Poklonskaya, the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation, gave comments about the decision the IOC about the participation of Russian sportsmen in the Olympic games. The MP believes that the competition without the participation of the Russian team is “empty sound”.


Yesterday the Agency of the International Olympic Committee made the decision to dismiss national team of the Russian Federation from participation in the games in Pyeongchang next year. The international office has allowed to participate to some Russian athletes after passing a special admission procedures, but only under the neutral Olympic flag.

Natalia Poklonskaya finds that when deciding international Agency relied only on political interests. But even in this situation Russia will not break, and show his power. Poklonskaya finds that domestic athletes may only participate under the flag of the Russian Federation, and the Olympics without Russia – “empty words”.