Head of CSKA Gromov: sanctions against club athletes eliminate competition
MOSCOW, September 19 – Sanctions against CSKA athletes and non-admission of Russian athletes to international competitions mean the elimination of strong competitors, said CSKA head Artem Gromov.
He added that CSKA athletes, despite international sanctions, achieve high results.
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, recalled that at the last several Olympic Games the Russian team consisted almost half of CSKA athletes, and called the sanctions a manifestation of “unfair competition.”
On March 28, the IOC Executive Committee recommended that international federations allow Russians who did not support the special operation to compete as neutral athletes. At the same time, the organization proposes to deny participation to athletes associated with the armed forces and security agencies, as well as national teams in team disciplines. The IOC has not yet announced the admission of Russian athletes to the 2024 Olympics in Paris.