“It seems to me that this is a certain signal to Russian athletes and the leadership, they say, now we do not allow them to take part in the tender for the purchase of TV rights, and then we will prohibit athletes from participating in the Olympic Games in any status.

This is a signal to both our public and the Western public, so that they understand what the next step can be taken in the sanctions policy.

These are warning signs.

Unfortunately, the situation may worsen, ”Zhurova told RT.

Previously, well-known sports commentator Dmitry Guberniev admitted that he was not surprised that Russia was not allowed to participate in the tender for showing the Olympics.