The IOC approved the adoption of four Russians under the banner of Uzbekistan

the international Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed four athletes in anticipation of the summer Olympics in Tokyo to change the Russian citizenship to the Uzbek the international Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed four athletes in anticipation of the summer Olympics in Tokyo to change the Russian citizenship to the Uzbek
Moscow-Live.ru / Mikhail Tikhonov

the international Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed four athletes in anticipation of the summer Olympics in Tokyo to change the Russian citizenship in Uzbek.

the Most famous of the four is a three-time Olympic medalist and former leader of Russian national team in Cycling on the highway Olga Zabelin, who changed sports citizenship in the summer of 2018.

“the IOC has approved the transition of Zabelin in the national team of Uzbekistan”, – TASS quoted the statement of Director of communications of the IOC Mark Adams made at a press conference.

In April, held in Tashkent Asian championship 39-year-old Zabelin won two gold medals, having won a license to perform at the 2020 Olympics.

the IOC Also approved the transition to the national team of Uzbekistan wrestler Ilasa Bekbulatova and pyatibortsev of Alice the Fakhrutdinova and Alexander Savkin who previously represented the national team of Russia.

Zabelin was the only representative of Russia, which managed to become a medalist in road Cycling at the last two Olympic games. She won the bronze medal in the road race and race with separate start in 2012 in London and four years later, Brazil became the second in the race with separate start.

As with many Russian athletes, in 2016 Olga at the last moment got a permit in Rio de Janeiro.

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Federation of Bicycle sports of Russia did not interfere with the transition of athletes. Recall that Russian athletes for four years denied the right to participate in the Olympic games and world Championships under the flag of the country. The final decision on this question should accept the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne.