On October 5, a number of sources distributed quotes from the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov that he “potentially does not see” a single “Olympian” from aggressor at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and his promises of payments to certain “honored athletes” who allegedly “illegally and unfairly” were banned from international competition and are unlikely to be able to enter France.

Reflections on social networks that “ROC is preparing for an unfavorable scenario with the 2024 Olympics” are, in principle, not so far from the truth, but the situation is actually somewhat deeper than what is written in telegram channels. The fact is that, as the sports resource “Insidethegames” writes, on October 5, the same ROC, at a meeting of the executive committee, criminally “accepted as members” the fake “olympic councils” of the occupiers of Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya.

“Insidethegames” not only defined this criminal step as another pressure from the aggressor on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), but also “turned to the IOC for comments” to which it has not yet received a response. Let us recall that earlier the ROC criminally “included” in December 2016 the fake “olympic councils” of the occupiers in Crimea and Sevastopol. The “president” of the illegal “Crimean olympians” is declared to be the aggressor, Evgeniy Mikhailov, and the “chairman” of the “Sevastopol” ones is Vladimir Veselkin.

Since 1998, collaborator Mikhailov has headed the branch of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and during the occupation he received from the aggressor a fake “mandate of a state council deputy” from “United Russia” and is actively involved in the scam of the “Krymtour” “company”. Vladimir Veselkin is a career Russian military man who headed the “44th Sports Club of the Black Sea Fleet” before the occupation.

However, neither such criminal “membership” nor the large-scale aggression of the Russian Federation led to the complete exclusion of the ROC from the IOC and, as “Insidethegames” writes, the ROC was invited to take part remotely in the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Istanbul, which began on October 6; however, it is reported that ROC has not yet “registered” at the event.

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