The Russian athletes refused to compete in major international events with flags and national anthems until 2022, but continue to compete in Tokyo under the name “ROC”, short for “Russian Olympic Committee”.
The ban came in 2016 when a McLaren report revealed how Russian practitioners participated in a state doping program. During the 2014 Olympic Games at home in Sochi, positive doping tests, among other things, are said to have been replaced by negative ones – through a “mouse hole” in a wall in a laboratory.
At this year’s Olympics, there are more than 330 athletes who would normally represent Russia.
|4 Russian Olympic Committee||34|
|6 Great Britain||25|
|7 South Korea||15|
– Unpleasant feeling
One of those who reacted to the fact that Russian athletes should appear in the championships, aptly under another name, is the American rower Megan Kalmoe.
Reuters first covered the case.
After watching the duo Vasilisa Stepanova and Elena Oriabinskaia take the silver medal in the double skiff, she wrote on Twitter that she had what she describes as a “bad feeling”.
Seeing a crew that should not even be here walk away with a silver is an unpleasant feeling. Really disappointing overall and I feel for the other athletes in the final A. Great love to all my friends and frenzy who gave everything out there.
– Megan Kalmoe (@megankalmoe) July 29, 2021
– Seeing a team that should not be here brings a silver medal, it is an unpleasant feeling. Very disappointing in general and I feel with the other athletes in the A-final. Great love to all my friends who gave everything out there, Kalmoe wrote on his Twitter account.
– Mentally exhausting
Ryan Murphy was a great success at the 2016 Olympics, when he won gold in both the 100 and 200 meters. In this year’s 100 meters at the Olympics, the American won the bronze, while the Russian Yevgeny Rylov won the gold.
It made the 26-year-old boil.
– It is psychologically tiring for me to fight all year and then swim in races that are not clean, was heard by Murphy after the silver medal in the 200 meters back, according to The Guardian.
He goes on to say that he is by no means convinced that Russian practitioners are without doping now, despite the great focus on the problems in the country.
On Twitter, he rebuked the ROC against accusations, stating that Russian athletes had every right to participate in the Games. Railoff told a news conference he was shocked by the allegations.
– I was always clean. I have always tried and filled out all the forms. From the bottom of my heart, I support a pure sport. I have dedicated my whole life to this sport. I have no idea how to react to that, he said.
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