The international Federation of bobsleigh and skeleton (IBSF) decided to move from Sochi world championship 2017.
Transfer major sporting tournament from Russia, the first reaction of the international sports community on the recently published second part of the report of the head of the independent Commission WADA Richard McLaren, who has accused Russia in an unprecedented fraud with doping tests during the Olympic games in Sochi.
After the publication of shocking information boycott the world Cup in Sochi announced Latvia is a bold decision found support in South Korea, Austria and Germany. In the end, IBSF does not remain anything else how to go for the transfer of the world championship bobsled and skeleton.
“Athletes and coaches from all countries should be focused on competition and not on accusations or discussions — based or not. Secondly, the Federation of bobsled of Russia has done a great job in preparing for the world Cup, but these efforts cannot be appreciated in the current situation,” reads a statement published on the website of the International Federation of bobsleigh and skeleton.
Russia’s reaction to the removal of the world from Sochi was predictable – the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov called the actions of the IBSF “political decision emanating from statements that simply do not have sufficient justification.”
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