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Olympic champion and Pyeongchang 2018 Arnd Peiffer stated that he always believed in the purity of the leader of the national team of Russia in biathlon Anton Shipulin. The winner of Sunday’s sprint race would like to have an explanation of why the Russians are not involved in the Games in South Korea.

The IOC didn’t invite Shipulina in Pyeongchang, guided by 17 criteria. In particular, take into account the reports of the Commission Denis Oswald, “the Duchess” Richard McLaren and the data of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov.

“I know Anton for many years, with the Junior championship 2008. Anton is a great athlete, he does not show abnormally high results on big tournaments, he’s stable . Always believed that Shipulin clean athlete. I don’t know why he’s not here. I think it is very difficult, because Anton also did not understand. I’d love to get an explanation. In biathlon family is a big question”, — quotes the Peiffer “championship”.