Yelena Isinbayeva calls for Russian athletes to participate in the Olympics

Yelena Isinbayeva, two-time champion of the Olympic games, calls on Russian athletes to boycott the Olympic games. About this athlete told the TV channel “Vesti”.


In any case not to do anything stupid type of boycott“, – said the champion. Isinbayeva believes that the performance of Russian athletes in Pyeongchang will be the final point of the doping scandal around Russia. The presence at the Olympic games “clean” athletes should close all the issues in this story and have a positive effect on the future relations of the Russian athletes with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Isinbayeva also said that if she was asked to go to the Olympics in 2018 under the current conditions, she would agree. Welcome Elena considers the proposal of IOC for the Russian athletes to perform not just under a neutral flag, and as “Olympic athletes of Russia”.

We will remind that on 5 December, the IOC decided to disqualify the Olympic Committee of Russia, which led to the lack of opportunities for our athletes to come under its flag and anthem. Instead, they proposed to use the status of “Olympic Athlete from Russia” “Olympic athletes of Russia”.