Putin apologises to athletes for situation around Olympic games


President Vladimir Putin has apologized to Olympic athletes over Russia’s inability to protect them from the situation around the Games.

Putin at a meeting with the athlethes, said Russia will support the idea of clean sports.

Russian President Vladimir Putin 

“Forgive us for failing to protect you from this. But you and all sports fans should not have any doubts that Russia will always perform, and has performed, and will support the ideas of clean sports in all senses, in all respects,” Putin said.

He said Russia considers the decisions not to allow some Russian athletes to take part in the 2018 Olympics to be strange.

Putin said that should the Olympic movement lose its important component of uniting countries, everything will lose its meaning.

He also said Russia will support its athletes who could not take part in the 2018 Olympic Games.

“Of course we are very…

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