Earlier, Russia due to multiple violations anti-doping legislation was suspended by WADA for 4 years and disqualified from major tournaments of the Olympic games and different Championships.
The appeal was submitted, which will be considered in the end of the year, however, Belarus is ready to take his team a number of Russian athletes, who otherwise will be forced to compete under a neutral flag.
This was stated by the President of the athletics Federation of Belarus Vadim devyatovskiy.
“As for the situation with the Russian athletes, we are closely monitoring it and we feel for the athletes because it is people close to us who have limited time to leave his mark in the sport. And humanly, and sports I’m very sorry that Maria Laecken, Anzhelika Sidorova and Sergey Shubenkov, who are the leaders of world athletics, have become hostages of the situation. Therefore, their current concern as a former athlete I understand perfectly”.
“I wish wfla and World Athletics as quickly as possible agreed. Know that the conditions for correction of a situation was predetermined, but it is hard for me to explain why it all went wrong. And emotional statements about the desire to change sports citizenship for the sake of future performances, I would not condemn”.
“And if BFL will receive the proposals, we, again, will consider them, but no political component in these actions will not,” said devyatovskiy.