Mutko: obstacles to the performances of the athletes of the Russian Federation under a neutral flag will not be
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MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Russian athletes will be able to participate in international competitions under a neutral flag, for them, this issue will not be obstacles. The journalists said the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko.
“There is discipline and sports where very wrong not to give the athlete the opportunity to speak, – said Mutko. We believe that all athletes received an invitation-tolerance for performance under a neutral flag, to restrain them in any way we will not. In this issue we will only support them so they always were competitive. Well, then time is running out for these guys, sports are a source of income, it is also necessary to think” .
The international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) decided at the time of deprivation of membership of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) in the organization to allow Russian athletes that meet its criteria, to participate in international competitions under a neutral flag. Tolerance has already received more than ten Russian athletes, including Maria Kuchina, Sergey Shubenkov, Darya Klishina, Daniil Tsyplakov and Anzhelika Sidorova.
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