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Putin spoke with the head of the International Olympic Committee

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.

The politician addressed the head of the organization with birthday greetings.

During a telephone conversation, Vladimir Putin congratulated the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach on his birthday, – it says on the Kremlin website.

Also, the interlocutors exchanged wishes in connection with Christmas and the coming New Year.

Earlier, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) sided with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a dispute with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). The court ruled to remove athletes from the Russian Federation from participating in international competitions under the national flag until December 16, 2022. The sanctions affected the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and 2022 in Beijing, as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. RUSADA was ordered to compensate legal costs, the agency will pay $ 1.27 million.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must decide by the end of January under which flag and anthem the Russian national team will perform at the Tokyo Olympics, wrote.

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