Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrived in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
ST.PETERSBURG, June 16 /TASS/. President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov told TASS at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that he could not imagine even theoretically that the Russian National Team would miss the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
"I am sure that our team will go to the Olympics to compete," Zhukov told journalists later.
Russian sports came under harsh criticism from several national federations for summer sports after the New York Times published a scandalous article on alleged cases of state encouragement of doping violations at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in May. Some national federations have called for banning Russian athletes from performing at the 2016 Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are carrying out an investigation.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is the most vital international economic forum in Russia. The heads of state, finance ministers, the heads of Russian and foreign companies, financiers and scientists have been meeting at the SPIEF floor to discuss economic issues facing Russia and the markets in developing countries. The president of Russia has been attending the forum since 2005.