Ukrainian athletes will not compete at the final stage of the world Cup in 2017-2018 Russia.
The Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov at the page in “Facebook” reported that the Ukrainian athletes joined the boycott of the Russian stage of the world Cup in Tyumen.
“Today met with the President of the biathlon Federation of Ukraine Volodymyr Brynzak. We discussed the situation that has developed around the last world Cup stage on biathlon.
The state has no right to interfere in the activities of sport federations as a separate public organizations. But all rules have exceptions.
We are talking about an aggressor country, a country which systematically disregards international law, including in the field of sports, does not comply with anti-doping rules.
It was a joint decision – the national team of Ukraine will not participate at the ninth stage of the world Cup in Tyumen,” wrote Zhdanov.
Apart from Ukraine from a trip to Tyumen refused the national teams of Czech Republic and the USA. Not captioned individual athletes from Sweden.
Pass the final stage of the world Cup may affect the quota of Ukraine in the next season. The women’s team ranked third, and the male is on the eighth position.
The final stage of the biathlon world Cup will take place on March 22-25. From 15 to 18 March the strongest biathletes of the world will perform in Holmenkollen, where the national team of Ukraine and will finish the Olympic season.