President of the National Olympic Committee of Canada Tricia Smith urged to temporary suspend Russia despite whether two investigations of the commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are finished or not as Insidethegames reported.
According to Smith, who is a member of the IOC and member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, such decision will provide the cleanness of the forthcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.
The statement for the imposing of the sanctions was made at the meeting of the Canadian NOC in Vancouver when President of Russia Vladimir Putin accused the US of the pressure on the IOC to suspend Russia to the Olympics in South Korea.
‘We welcome the work of two commissions headed by Samuel Schmid and Denis Osvald but this work is considerable and needs some time. If the conclusions of the commissions cannot be made immediately then we ask to assume the measures, including the temporary suspending of Russia to provide the cleanness of the Winter Olympics as we have 112 days to go until Olympics’, Smith said.
IOC commission headed by Schmid and Osvald investigate the conclusions of Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren on the possible existence of the state doping system in Russia and involvement of the Russian Olympians into it.