Chairman of the Supervisory Board of group of companies Bosco di Ciliegi Mikhail Kusnirovich (right) and Russian athletes-bobsleigh Alexey Voevoda, Dmitry Trunenkov, Alexey Nepodailo and Alexander Zubkov (left to right)
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MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. The official outfitter of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Bosco is ready to assist Russian sports federations in the preparation of athlete for the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang in the case of the corresponding treatment. About this TASS said the head of the company Mikhail Kusnirovich.
Earlier it was reported that Bosco asked the IOC not to use the company brand on the form during the Olympics. This decision was caused by the suspension of membership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the IOC, because of which the Russian athletes will be able to compete at the Olympic games in 2018 only in the status of “Olympic athlete from Russia” under the Olympic flag .
Kusnirovich sees no reason to break the contract with the IOC Bosco
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“The conditions that the IOC set out to shape our athletes, challenging but technically feasible, said Kusnirovich. – If someone from the federations to come to us for help, we are ready to help. But the pedal this situation will not have OCD have a valid sponsor – supplier, and the need to respect the interests of our competitors-partners-friends”.
On Wednesday, the IOC issued a list of demands to the form of the Russian athletes at the Games in 2018. In the list of 13 points, in particular, means that the use of the Russian coat of arms, emblems of the Russian national team and R & d are not allowed, they must be replaced by the emblem of the Olympic Athlete from Russia (“Olympic athlete from Russia”), the layout of which suggested the IOC. It is also not permitted to have separate form elements existed in the Russian flag, all in all, the equipment is allowed to use only monochrome or two-color items. In addition, the form of the Russian sportsmen should be signed only as an Olympic Athlete from Russia or the acronym OAR, the other members of the delegation – only OAR.
Before the suspension of membership of the Russian Olympic Committee, the company ZASPORT, which is the official outfitter of the ROC, presented in the form of the Russian team at the Games, but after the decision the IOC prepared the equipment proved to be irrelevant. Later it became known that ZASPORT develop a new form for the Russians in the Olympics 2018, following approval from the IOC.
Bosco is the General partner of the national team of Russia and the official outfitter at the Olympics in salt lake city (2002), Athens (2004), Turin (2006), Beijing (2008), Vancouver (2010), London (2012), Sochi (2014) and Rio de Janeiro (2016).
The Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.