“Athletes can say to ISU: ‘We don’t want to compete without Russians.’ opinion of State Duma Deputy Svetlana Zhurova
After all these sobbig from Eteri, Tarasova and company we thought nothing would surprise us. But wait a second…Here we go. A comment from State Duma Deputy Svetlana Zhurova.
“It is unlikely that ISU will take this measure (proposed by Eteri Tutberidze not to gove rating and titles in the absence of Russian skaters – ed.), but you can turn to athletes, say: “Yes, we don’t want to compete without Russians.”
Then everything depends on how much the athletes themselves adhere to sports principles, whether politicians put pressure on them. Still, they want to represent their countries, they can be banned for supporting Russia, you need to have special courage here.
I’m afraid that in figure skating and speed skating it will hardly be like in tennis, but you can call for support, to allow Russians.” Zhurova said
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“It should be supported. Without our strongest girls, taking first place is simply immoral. You need to know that your opponent is stronger” Tarasova and others about the Tutberidze’s idea not to give rating and titles in the absence of Russian skaters