Putin: the Authorities will not interfere with sending athletes to the Olympics in neutral status

Vladimir Putin said that the Russian authorities will not prohibit or create obstacles for athletes who wish to go to the Olympics in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag.


On the eve of the IOC suspended the national team from participating in the Olympics next year. Many politicians and stars have already expressed my opinion on the matter. Commented the head of the state Vladimir Putin. He noted that the Russian Federation should in detail study papers provided by the IOC, and to take a final decision. The leader of the Russian Federation said that Russia could give the reason for this decision, but these reasons have used unfair.

Vladimir Putin stressed that the authorities will not interfere with or prevent athletes who want to compete at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. The Russian leader said that athletes preparing for this kind of competition life, so it is impossible to create impossible conditions for participation.