The head of the Russian diplomacy said that the doping charges against Russian athletes were due to the fact that the United States could not beat Russia “loyally” … and not only in the field of sport.
“I think it’s a form of unscrupulous competition because the US team, obviously, is not capable of sporting a fair fight,” Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiya-1. and published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, regarding doping charges against Russia.
While Russia was suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on the basis of suspected institutionalized doping, the Russian Foreign Minister said that the United States had engineered “to regain and keep their place as world leader. indisputable in sport “.
“Competitors need to be pushed aside,” he added, saying “all means are good” in this “anti-Russian campaign”.
“I see the same approach in a number of areas, namely unilateral and illegal coercive measures to gain unfair privileges,” he then hinted that his country is under US economic sanctions.
168 Russian athletes considered “clean” by the IOC were admitted to the Olympic Games, but under a neutral banner, thus preventing them from officially representing their country.