Crimean Champions: sports in the Russian Federation at a higher level than in Ukraine
Sport in the Crimea developed, despite the Western sanctions against the Crimean athletes. About it on radio "Russia today," said Olympic champion in shooting, the Crimean Artur Ayvazyan. According to him, the athletes are not looking sanctions participate and win medals at national competitions. Ayvazyan recalled that in his first interview after the Crimean referendum said that the level of development and support of sport in Russia is higher than in Ukraine.
" Some people liked it, some don't, but that's my opinion. I can see it. I got a call from shooting Union of Russia on March 17, a day after the referendum, and made an offer for any problems to contact for assistance Marechal, what would I not have issues. I was puzzled: " I'm no good was done for the Russian Federation?", and I said, "You sport has done a lot, and I realized that there I will have another Olympics," said Artur Ayvazyan.
at the same time he said that as long as the Crimean sportsmen shooting not have the opportunity to participate in international competitions.
Honored master of sports of the USSR, member of the Olympic games, world champion Cycling Victor Klimov said that Cycling in Russia is also developing at a high level. There are 3 professional teams, which are financed by the state.
" Cycling the situation in the Crimea is more or less working. Cycling Federation of Ukraine does not make us significant barriers, the Russian Cycling Federation is very helpful, it helps to go to international competitions taking place on the territory of the Russian Federation. Participated in the Championships of Russia, won the 2014 13 medals, and international, " said Victor Klimov.
for its part, the head of the Olympic Council of Republic of Crimea Evgeny Mikhailov the radio station expressed the hope that the Crimean sportsmen will be able to participate in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro: " Common sense will prevail, and the opportunity to participate in the Olympic games, will not give policy, and awards and achievements of the athletes."