The representative of Finland in the Council of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Martti Uusitalo explained the position on the suspension of Russian athletes.
Earlier, FIS Secretary General Michel Vion announced the possible admission of the Russian team to the World Cup.
“Obviously, his statements were misinterpreted. Such a desire [к допуску спортсменов] no. And there were no discussions on this topic.
In his speech, Michel referred to the statement of the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach.
It was stated that at some point, the sports world must prepare for the fact that the Russians will again perform on the world stage. Now this is not a subject of discussion,” said Uusitalo.
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