Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin reacted to the words of the honored coach of Russia in figure skating Eteri Tutberidze, who spoke emotionally about the removal of Russian athletes.
“The formation of rating lists is the prerogative of international federations. The decision of the ISU to update the ratings and award titles in the absence of our athletes is a continuation of the discriminatory policy of world sports structures, ”quotes Matytsina RIA News.
He also noted that Russia continues to strengthen the national sports system and creates conditions for training and competitive practice.
On July 31, Tutberidze called it absurd to update the ratings in the absence of Russian skaters.
On June 7, the ISU Congress extended the suspension of Russian athletes from international tournaments. The decision was made at the ISU congress in Phuket.
Earlier, choreographer and coach Ilya Averbukh supported Tutberidze’s words about the removal of Russian athletes.