Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his speech during a meeting with members of the government, pointed out the degradation of international sports organizations.
“Unfortunately, as a result of the politicization of international sports structures and the increased commercialization of the international Olympic movement, unfortunately, we see a certain degradation taking place there, but this will inevitably involve, simply and unconditionally, the creation of parallel structures. in the countryside. of international sport,” Putin said.
The head of state also suggested thinking about payments comparable to Olympic Games payments for athletes participating in high-level competitions.