This was announced by the head of the ROC, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, on his Telegram channel, commenting on the IOC statement, which reported on the proposal to allow those athletes who did not support the special operation in Ukraine to follow the Olympic Charter. and meet the AMA requirements to compete.
“I perceive the information from the IOC as an attempt to take a step towards the athletes. But at the same time, unfortunately, it is also two steps in the opposite direction.” Pozdnyakov wrote.
The ROC chief noted that the IOC statement is an attempt to correct a mistake for which athletes from Russia and Belarus, who have been deprived of the right to participate in international tournaments for nearly a year, have been punished without basis.
“However, at the same time, we categorically continue to disagree with the restrictions, additional requirements and sanctions that relate to the nationality of our athletes and are again offered to us as a condition for returning to the international arena,” Pozdnyakov said.
The ROC intends to carry out a legal evaluation of the IOC’s proposals, noting that for the organization the main objective is to guarantee the rights and interests of our athletes without discrimination.