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Peskov: Russian exclusion from Wimbledon makes athletes hostages of political intrigue

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Dmitry Peskov commented on the information about the possible expulsion of Russian athletes from participation in the Wimbledon tournament. He stressed that the Kremlin found such a decision unacceptable.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday announced the Kremlin’s position on the Russian Federation tennis players not attending Wimbledon. Previously, such information was published by Sportico. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) may have been the first tennis organization to refuse Russian participation in a sports championship.

“Given that Russia is a strong tennis country, our tennis players are at the top of the world rankings, the competitions themselves will suffer from their removal. And once again, it is unacceptable to take the athletes hostage with some kind of political prejudice, political intrigue and hostile actions towards our country. “said.

According to previous media reports, Wimbledon organizers discussed the removal of the world’s second racket, only Daniil Medvedev and several other Russian athletes from participating in the tournament. The AELTC has the authority to make decisions regarding the exclusion of tennis players without coordinating with the UK Department of Sport.

Source: Riafan

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