The President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Philip Craven has sent a letter to International Olympic Committee President (IOC) Thomas Bach to apologize for criticism, admitted in a telephone conversation with the Russian princedom.
“Sir Philip in writing apologized to Bach, which was accepted”, – says the portal Inside the games.
Craven’s conversation with princedom Alexey “Lexus” Stolyarova were published in the framework of the “call” of the NTV channel.
The head of the IPC stated to his companion who introduced himself as head of the national anti-Doping Agency of the USA (USADA) Edwin Moses, that the Russians should not be allowed to the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018, unless they prove the “purity of the nation”.
During the conversation the head of the IPC also criticized the performance of Bach. In particular, he argued that the IOC President has gathered around himself a weak team who is afraid of him.
Craven said that the IPC is on a tougher position towards Russia in comparison with the IOC and its President, who had tried to exert pressure on this issue.
Recall that the reason for the removal of the entire Paralympic team of the Russian Federation from the Games of 2016 was the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren on the state support program of doping in Russian sports.
At the same time, in recognition of the Craven, “traditional evidence” set forth therein facts do not exist.