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Russian diplomat slams US attempts to exert pressure on sports organizations

December 06, 2017, 14:40 UTC+3

A diplomat calls pressure in sports part of Washington’s destructive policies towards Moscow

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MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Moscow keeps track of Washington’s attempts to put pressure on international sports organizations, which has nothing in common with the ideology of the Olympic movement, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS in the wake of the IOC’s decision concerning the Russian team.

"For a long time we’ve experienced attempts by the United States to put pressure on international sports organizations. This pressure has nothing in common with the ideology of the Olympic movement," he said.

Ryabkov described pressure in sports as part of Washington’s destructive policies towards Russia. "It merely increases the impression that the US side fails to opt for normalization in the Russia-US dialog," he said.

"We are for competition in sports and for ridding this sphere of dirty political tricks. We do hope that this approach will prevail in Washington sooner or later," Ryabkov stated he said.

The Russian leadership has repeatedly dismissed any claims doping abuse in Russian sports was systematic and called in question the impartiality of the IOC’s inquiries.

Ryabkov has described pressure in sports as part of Washington’s destructive policies towards Moscow.

"It is one of the elements of destructive policies Washington conducts towards Russia. It merely increases the impression that the US side fails to opt for normalization in the Russia-US dialog," he told TASS in the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s decision regarding the Russian team.

 Moscow is against dirty political tricks in sports and it hopes that the same attitude will eventually prevail in Washington, he said. 

"We are for competition in sports and for ridding this sphere of dirty political tricks. We do hope that this approach will prevail in Washington sooner or later," he said.

The International Olympic Committee on December 5 suspended the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee, thus barring the Russian team from participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, under the national flag. The IOC accused Russia of systematic abuse of anti-doping rules at various sporting events, including the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC vowed to observe the rights of clean athletes. Those who match the proposed criteria may be invited to the 2018 Games as "Olympic athletes from Russia," it said.

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