South Korea: 'We celebrate every single medal' — Olympic Athletes from Russia's Pozdnyakov

«We celebrate every single medal» won by the 'Olympic Athletes from Russia' team at the Olympic Games, said the team's head, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, speaking at the Main Press Centre on Sunday. Commenting on the results of the first week of the 23rd Winter Olympics, Stanislav Pozdnyakov urged reporters not to compare Russia’s current position in the medal table with the situation in Vancouver... Еще eight years ago, when Russia won 15 medals, three of them gold. For Pozdnyakov, «under the conditions» that Russian athletes are competing in, with many young athletes being without experience, winning medals «is a top achievement for the first week of the Olympic Games.» The Russian official stressed that top Russian athletes weren’t invited to South Korea by the International Olympic Committee following allegations of doping. He also said that a meeting between the IOC President Thomas Bach and Russian athletes had «had a pretty sharp character, as the whole situation is not trivial, so sharp questions were addressed.»

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