Friday, July 31, 2015

Mutko explains to FIBA, that Russia did not violate anything

July 31, 2015, 17:57
Mutko explains to FIBA, that Russia did not violate anything

Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russian basketball players will regain the right to play in the international arena.

Sports Minister said that the situation with the removal of Russian basketball teams from international competitions is not so critical. It is only necessary to explain intelligibly the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), that Russia did not violate.

Mutko told journalists that the Russian Basketball Federation will hold a conference at which he will choose the new leadership of the organization. And then FIBA, which is just not satisfied with dual power in Russian basketball, not even the formal reason to find fault with us.

Also, the Russian minister of sport told about the real causes of pressure from FIBA ​​to Russia. The fact that the International Federation of basketball is not satisfied that the Russian clubs have refused to participate in a new event under the auspices of FIBA.

«FIBA has a conflict, you know, with the Euroleague. And now I would like our hands in it to get some favoritstvo. They created a new tournament - they are, of course, would like to see Russian clubs have gone there. This is also a little pressure on Russia. We say, "Why do you just push us? Why not go to the Spaniards that your league? The French?" Everyone is waiting for Russia came in, and then it will go, "- said Mutko.

Russia to defend their rights will be next week in Tokyo. There will be a meeting of the central bureau of FIBA. The delegation from Russia will include leading sports lawyers. Perhaps it will join himself Vitaly Mutko.

Earlier, on July 29 it reported that FIBA has discharged all Russian national basketball team from international competitions . The reason for this decision were the scandals in PBS and the appointment of an extraordinary report-election conference. June 18 Khamovniki court in Moscow ordered the Russian Basketball Federation, within two months and to hold a conference to elect a president and executive committee of the organization.

July 30 Russia women's national basketball team had to start performance at the European Championships for athletes under 18 years old. Other national teams - men's and women's national teams of up to 16 years, as well as the main men's team in the European Championship will not play.

Photo: Pavel Lisitsyn / RIA Novosti

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