The representative of the Duma Committee on physical culture, sport, tourism and youth Affairs Dmitry Svishchev (LDPR) in the state Duma introduced a bill providing for a lump sum payment to athletes, unreasonably excluded from participation in the Olympics or Paralympics. The payment will be equal to ten times average earnings of the athlete. About it reports TASS.
The author of the bill notes that the purpose of the initiative is “encouraging athletes, conscientiously perform their duties, but due to foreign factors do not have the opportunity to further their skills in the context of a fair competition”. The order of payment, according to the document, should be set by the government.
Unjustly not allowed to participate in the upcoming Games in Pyeongchang 45 consider themselves Russian athletes and two coaches. The international Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to issue them an invitation to the Olympics, but they are trying to challenge this decision in court of arbitration for Sport (CAS). 47 the Russians still have the opportunity to participate in the Olympic games of 2018 they open tomorrow, and CAS has promised to announce a decision within days.