“If you remove the entire team due to the mistakes of a number of athletes, this is unfair to the rest. In some disciplines, doping does not change anything at all. So why also remove their representatives? They have nothing to do with it. If you want to punish someone - punish the guilty, a sport in which there really were violations. No need to break the lives of children who simply follow their dreams, as it once was with me. They dream of performing at the Olympic Games, world championships, and other competitions. Out of love for sport and their country, they simply want to go to the start under their own flag in the hope of taking first place and proving that their homeland is one of the best in the world. You can’t punish them, ”said Jones RT.
The WADA Compliance Committee recommended that Russia be removed from major international competitions for four years.
Earlier, Roy Jones said that the removal of Russia from international competitions would be a disaster for sports.