In China the ban of Russia from the Olympics is seen to have a political background

08.12.2017, China.

The ban of the Russian select team from the 2018 Winter Olympics is [an example of] a “Cold War” in sports, stated Deputy Director General of the Beijing Hockey Club ‘Kunlun Red Star’, Li Longmou in his interview on December 6, RIA Novosti news agency reports.
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Prime Minister of the Russian Federation: IOC’s decision on Russia is politically motivated

08.12.2017, Russia.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision regarding the Russian Olympic team has a political component, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, said on December 7 at a Cabinet meeting, RIA Novosti reports.
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