The Deputy Prime Minister on sport, tourism and youth policy Vitaly Mutko called inadequate criteria for the restoration of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC), presented to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). This he told TASS.
Recall that the IPC, in particular, the RCC ordered to pay 250 thousand euros for each year of suspension, and after the restoration of membership for another three years to pay for 125 thousand. In addition, the list of criteria contains the requirement to exclude from the governing bodies of the RCC and representatives of state authorities.
“The requirements are really inadequate, there are no specific, relevant claims to present the work of our Paralympic Committee, we are talking about some violations that allegedly once was. Generally, to date, it is unclear what wine Paralympic Committee”, – said Mutko TASS.
Former Minister of sports said that the requirements of the IPC in tune with the requirements of the all-Russian athletics Federation and is essentially an attempt to tighten the Federation in the long process of recovery.
“All this, of course, outside the law, common sense. But now, unfortunately, the situation in world sport, – stated the Deputy Prime Minister. – The international Paralympic Committee behaves in a given situation as a serious public organization. IPC officials believe that no one is above them, above their conscience.”
Recall that in August on the basis of the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency under the leadership of Richard McLaren of the IPC did not allow Russian athletes to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. IPC plans in the coming weeks to invite representatives to a meeting of RCC to clarify the criteria in full and to provide a complete understanding of what is required of them.
“As difficult as it is, in this situation it is necessary to analyze these criteria, make a plan and work. Of course, financial needs are excessive, I’d even call it extortion. Where did the Paralympic movement so much money? The requirements should be equal for all,” concluded Mutko.