Coach Tarasova criticized Russia’s ban on acquiring TV rights to show the Olympics
Honored coach of the USSR in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova appreciated the news that Russia was not admitted to the tender for the acquisition of television rights to show the Olympic Games in 2026 and 2028. Her words are quoted by Sport-Express.
“Let them not show us anything at all! The main thing is that our guys win all the gold again. Well, we are ready not to watch anything, as long as the pedestal is ours, ”the specialist criticized the ban. She felt that the political situation should not interfere with the sport and the lives of athletes.
On May 16, the International Olympic Committee announced on its website that Russia and Belarus were not allowed to participate in the tender for the acquisition of TV rights to show the 2026 and 2028 Olympics. Tender documents were accepted until 25 April.
Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the Winter Games in 2026. The 2028 summer competition will be held in Los Angeles.