Athlete Lassizkene: claims to Vladimir Putin

Due to the imminent withdrawal of your right-both have high-prompted jump world champion Marija Lassizkene and other Top Russian athletes with President Vladimi

Athlete Lassizkene: claims to Vladimir Putin

Due to the imminent withdrawal of your right-both have high-prompted jump world champion Marija Lassizkene and other Top Russian athletes with President Vladimir Putin to Act. "We would like to draw your attention to the catastrophic Situation of our sport," wrote Lassizkene, as well as Sergei Schubenkow (Hurdles) and Anzhelika Sidorowa (pole vault) in the Social media: "We are on the verge of the final Chaos and the destruction of athletics."

Lassizkene and its allies accuse Putin, "so many of the sports structures in our country still don't have a concrete Plan to Overcome this ongoing crisis" will be presented. "We have already missed out on the Olympic games in 2016, and it is possible that we will also miss the next games in Tokyo," it said in the Statement. The Situation had worsened in the past year.

The Russian Association Rusaf has to 1. July time to make the from the world Association of World Athletics (WA) imposed a penalty payment in the amount of five million dollars. In case of non-performance, ten neutral athletes will be deprived of the right. The Russian authorities have recently stressed, once again, to have the necessary money. A request to postpone the payment was rejected.

World Athletics had the sanctions against the 2015 suspended Rusaf in March because of repeated violations of the Anti-Doping policies, once again, aggravated and sentenced to the Association for a payment of ten million dollars.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 02:19

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