Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
Russia to resume import of aubergines, pomegranates from Turkey since October 30Business & Economy October 20, 20:18
International station to orbit Moon at 70,000 km distance from EarthScience & Space October 20, 20:09
US indulging in lies to have UN-OPCW mission’s mandate extended — Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 19:31
This week in photos: Diplomatic kiss, Paddington's dance and French bank in flamesSociety & Culture October 20, 17:46
Scientific team unlocks secret to supercaps’ vast capacity as ‘the battery of the future’Science & Space October 20, 17:40
Russian economy’s losses from cyber threats may surge fourfold in two yearsBusiness & Economy October 20, 16:52
OSLO, February 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Bronze winner in men's cross- country skiathlon race at the 2014Sochi Olympics Martin Sundby told journalists in Norway on Wednesday that he understands the reasons behind a decision made by the Russian Olympic Committee to challenge the results of the recent Olympics men's skiathlon race at the International court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Norwegian skier had barred the way, forcing behind Russian skier Maxim Vylegzhanin, when the two were crossing the finish line after a 30-kilometer cross country skiathlon race at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday.
Despite protests lodged by the Russian side the referees merely administered a reprimand to the Norwegian skier. On Tuesday, the International Ski Federation (FIS) turned down Russia's protest as well.
Martin Sundby said he understands Russia's position and its decision to reach just settlement as the side entitled to ascertain its rights as the host country of the 2014 Olympics.
On Friday, Martin Sundby is to take part in a 15-kilometer ski classic race, cherishing the aspirations for the Olympic gold. The Norwegian skier said he had been looking forward to the Olympics race. He said he was in very good spirits, ready to compete on Sunday, adding he had never experienced such elation before. The skier said he wants to fight for the Olympic medal on Friday, skiing with the same elated feelings as he did in the previous race.
A 50- kilometer race is his favorite competition, but he feels he might win the 15- kilometer race on Friday as well, Martin Sundby said.