Skier Karlsson called the removal of the Russians the only way to influence Russia
Swedish skier, 2019 world relay champion Frida Karlsson spoke about the removal of Russians from participation in international tournaments. Her words leads SLA.
“They are sorry in human and sporting terms, but at the same time it can be a way for the world to influence what is happening. This is the only way to influence Russia, ”the athlete found justification for the sanctions. She emphasized that Russian athletes are suffering from suspension, but this will lead to better consequences.
On March 1, the Norwegian Ski Federation suspended Russian athletes from competitions held in the country. Later, the International Ski Federation (FIS) extended the ban for Russians to all competitions under the auspices of the organization.
After that, the director of FIS cross-country skiing, Pierre Minieret, addressed foreign skiers who criticize the suspended Russian athletes. He felt that athletes should support each other.