The State Duma called on Russian athletes to hold open championships of the Russian Federation


It is time for Russian athletes to move on to active actions so as not to lose their competitive spirit. So a member of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports Boris Paykin commented on the air radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda” the proposal of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the holding of any international sports competitions in the Russian Federation and Belarus.

[Глава МОК] Thomas Bach for a long time expressed the position that he supports Russia, he “changed his shoes” very quickly under the influence of the United States. But such statements do not personally bring him authority. Pikin emphasized.

After all the statements of the IOC, Russian athletes need to “depart from the initial shock of the ban on participation in international competitions” and move on to active actions: hold Russian open championships and invite representatives of friendly countries to them, the deputy believes.

“We need to take part in the Asian Games, I think these countries will not mind,” — added the representative of the State Duma.


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