"It can be said here that nobody is interested in creating such precedents, and [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin is a staunch supporter of the ideas of Olympism, a staunch opponent of anything that may cause damage to these ideas of Olympism," Peskov told reporters.
Precedents of Russian Athletes Boycotting Olympics Unwanted - Kremlin
© AP Photo / David J. Phillip, fileIn this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
© AP Photo / David J. Phillip, file
Nobody is interested in creating a precedent of Russian athletes boycotting the Olympic Games, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.
21 June 2016, 08:24 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Friday, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decided against lifting the ban on Russian athletes ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics because of doping accusations of several Russian athletes. Later on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is scheduled to hold an emergency summit in the Swiss city of Lausanne to discuss how Russia’s suspension over doping allegations will affect clean athletes.