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The Russian boxing team refused to go to the Olympics in Tokyo without a flag

2019-12-11T05:10:12.540Z

The Russian boxing team refused to go to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo without a national flag. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Secretary General of the Boxing Federation Umar Kremlev.



“The national team refused to go to the Olympic Games without a flag. The guys are asking through the courts to get the right to fly the flag, ”he said.

According to him, “you need to look at the steps” of the Russian Olympic Committee and RUSADA. He added that the federation will also independently analyze the possibility of challenging the decisions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding Russia.

Kremlev stressed that the federation considers the main thing for Russian boxers to appear under the flag of Russia, as well as for the Russian anthem. He added that “without this, there is no point in participating.”

On December 9, the WADA executive committee suspended Russia from international competitions for four years, and also forbade it from holding international tournaments. In addition, the participation of Russian athletes in competitions only in neutral status was recommended.

Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the WADA decision on Russia.

Source: russiart

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