Ukrainian girl-videosnice of the Olympic team of Ukraine has accused the Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov that he was not allowed to speak at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the crew worked four, imposing the fourth athlete. It is reported by 112 Ukraine.
In particular, instead of Mary Kyzasosay went Mariya Povkh, which is trained separately.
“When the head coach says he needs to be that this crew of four, which metalecology, which will be medals at the Olympic games. The Ministry said “no,” Anastasia said Todorov.
Otherwise he threatened not to allow female athletes to the Olympics.
“Zhdanov told us, or you agree to the composition of the four we offer to you, or you do not go to the Olympic games,” said Inna, Grison.
In turn the Minister in comments to TV station denies the charges and says he did not interfere in the formation of the composition of the crew.
“Always act on the principle of sport, it is that the Olympics are coming the best. So we have an expert Council under the Ministry of youth and sports which approved together with the Olympic federations rules and selection criteria for the Olympic games. Once agreed upon with the federations and developed by the expert Council, approved the national Olympic Committee, headed by Bubka. These rules no one can break, neither the Minister nor the Olympic Committee, so the license was won by the foursome that went to the Olympics, including Mariya Povkh,” – said Zhdanov.
“What about blackmail-I did not communicate with them, there was no subject of conversation, because criteria. In order to break them, they just need to cancel and his sole decision to appoint someone or not to appoint, it’s not my rules,” – said the Minister.