The President of Federation of freestyle of Russia Alexey Kurashov

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MOSCOW, December 15. /Offset. TASS Maxim Pakhomov/. The preparation of the national team of Russia on freestyle goes according to plan, athletes are able to fight for the top places at the Olympic games in 2018. About TASS said the President of Federation of freestyle of Russia Alexey Kurashov.

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On Friday, a meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation, during which the Minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov and heads of national federations discussed the preparation of athletes for the Olympic games in 2018, which will be held in South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February .

“It [the meeting] was about the preparations for the Olympics and the final stages of this training. I can say that the level of training of the national team on freestyle – worthy, our athletes are ready to fight for the highest places. Most importantly, we fully realized the potential and was not biased refereeing. The team is now all secured, is in good condition and doesn’t need anything,” said spectacle.

On 5 December, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) took the decision on non-admission of the Russian national team before the Olympics-2018. Athletes will be able to play the Games under the Olympic flag, and only after consultation with the special Commission of the IOC.

“We look at these things from the professional side – for the period from June 1 last year to date, our athletes took 140 of doping samples, claims to us there. Athletes treat this situation with understanding, all are aware of what’s going on. The guys and coaches try not to react, their task is to train and win. You need to qualify for the Olympics and act with dignity there,” said spectacle.

Also the interlocutor of the TASS noted that the team have already decided on the venue for the final stages of preparing the team for the Games in 2018. “The preparation plan laid out since the summer, designated the final stages of training defined – team acrobatics and Mogul will be prepared on the basis of “Gornaya Salanga” in the Kemerovo region, the team of ski-cross in the mountain air in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, there is a profile of trails, on which we will prepare. Team slopestyle will be prepared in America, as there are no trails up to a decent level, but the halfpipe in Switzerland”, – said Kurashov, adding that the national team of Russia on freestyle is in good condition before the Olympic games and doesn’t need anything.