Austria: 'We shouldn’t forgive such cynicism' — Russian Ski Fed. Head on IOC ban

Head of the Russian Ski Federation Elena Vyalbe condemned the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to ban some athletes from competing in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Game, during an interview in the Austrian town of Seefeld on Friday. Vyalbe said that she did not «consider it necessary to forgive such cynicism, the way we are being treated now.» Commenting on IOC President... Еще Thomas Bach's statement that «Russia needs to be grateful that this number of athletes have been invited to the Olympics,» Vyalbe said that she regretted when she «shook his hand and we sat at the same table with him.» On Thursday, the Russian Olympic Committee announced that 169 Russian athletes would be allowed by the IOC to take part in the PyeongChang Winter Games. Leading medal contenders such as cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov, biathlete Anton Shipulin and speed skater Victor Ahn were not among the approved athletes, despite having no publicly revealed doping violations.

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