Russian skater Pavel Kulizhnikov and Ruslan Murashov last week was detained in a drunken state in the Japanese city of Nagano on the eve of the start of there world Cup. The incident occurred a few days before the competition, but still it was not known.
As informs Dutch edition De Telegraaf, on Wednesday 22-year-old Kulizhnikov in the company of teammate were detained by local police in the city centre at about midnight in a state of alcoholic intoxication.
According to the newspaper, the police in a panic called by the locals. After a short trial of violators of the order delivered to their hotel.
The newspaper notes that the Russian side deliberately concealed the incident for several days, so as not to cause a public outcry.
The President of the Russian skating Union (TFR) Alexey Kravtsov on Monday said the Agency “R-Sport”that the disciplinary Committee will consider the violation mode before a competition in Nagano. Then appropriate conclusions will be made and action taken.
Coach Dmitry Dorofeev said in an interview with TASS that immoral behavior Kulizhnikov Murashova and no excuses.
“We understand all along – to favourites have the explanation of the situation, – said Dorofeyev. – Had a conversation with the athletes: I think they understand, but how, I do not know, as to the brain to him, I can’t get. Yes, they did it wrong, but that’s life; there’s no excuse, but they have been in my head for some reason. Until they gave explanations in the TFR, to comment on nothing, but the conclusions are going to do, life will show”.
In Japan, five-time world champion Kulizhnikov finished in fifth place at the distance of 500 meters, and he also became the third at a distance of 1000 persons.
Earlier it became known that the Russian skater Denis yuskov came out at the start of the 1000-metrovke in Nagano due to the injury of the little finger, which he received at the hotel, tripping over your own pair of sneakers. About this athlete wrote on his page in the social network.