Russian reactions to IOC ban

by VTV402 January 2018 Last updated at 11:24 AM

VTV.vn - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned the Russian Olympic Committee from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in a controversial decision.

Igor  Lebedev , a deputy chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of  the Russian State Duma, described the IOC's decision as an offence to Russia at the highest level, Russian sport federations also condemned the IOC decision. Elena Sutormina, the Chairwoman of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation Commission on Public Diplomacy  believed the IOC's announcement that Russian athletes could sign up for the 2018 Winter Olympics as independent athletes was a political intervention.

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