Quietly and almost imperceptibly a show was held in London about which I would like to say a few words. And about the participants.
Yulia Levchenko (Ukraine) - silver medal, Maria Lasitskene (ANA) - gold medal, Kamila Litsvinko (Poland) - bronze medal. RIA News. © Anton Denisov
They wrote about him not so little, but somehow reluctantly or something. But what was written, and surprised, and outraged at the same time on both sides of the front line.
For those who do not know: the All-Russian Athletics Federation was excluded from performances in connection with the anti-doping scandals of the past.
However, I, at the World Cup someone spoke. I was surprised not by the fact that someone “fought out” for the World Cup, but how it was served. Including the comments of Mr. Mutko, who strenuously pretended that in fact nothing of the kind had happened, everything is fine.
19 people who have been allowed to compete are strong. There is still the whole question - how!
The fact that they performed under the flag do not understand something neutral - this is half an orange.
The IAAF has imposed a ban on the use by Russian athletes of sportswear of the colors of the national flag, symbols of the country should not appear on the body of athletes (you can not dye your hair in tricolor colors, stuff tattoos, jewelry, taping, manicure, etc.).
Russian (?) Athletes have even been banned from using the country's national anthem as a ringtone on a mobile phone. The ban also applies to accompanying athletes who are also forbidden to appear next to the objects of the World Cup with flags. The IAAF checked the appearance of Russian athletes for compliance with the rules; in case of their violations, the athlete would be disqualified.
We will talk about outright disrespect from the "partners" later, for what, in fact, can be expected from the great Anglo-Saxons? But this is really the third question, if not the last.
But reading the words in some notes, you just wonder.
"Russian athletes at the London World Championships in Athletics, speaking under a neutral flag, took command of the ninth place."
Team place u don't understand anyone. The team, if I understand correctly, is when it is just there. Under the flag of their country, with symbols and paraphernalia. With the anthem, in the end, if successful, and raising the flag - in the case of the podium.
It is clear that everyone knows and knows: these are sportsmen from Russia, citizens of the Russian Federation who are “under sanctions”. But why consider the “command place”? They did not represent any team at the tournament. Everyone was on his own, under a white rag with black letters ANA (association of neutral athletes) and with a total prohibition to at least somehow identify their affiliation.
So all these attempts to give the team a few athletes - the desire to make a good face on an absolutely nasty game. But in this regard, we have a professional Mr. Mutko, he is no stranger. The Minister and in bright colors gives an interview about the action in London, and receives participants.
There is no need to talk here about how guilty our athletes are in terms of doping. The fact that they gave a reason is a fact, as well as some kind of muck sounded unequivocally, today in sports, apparently, without it. The only question is who got caught.
That's who should - he got caught.
But I'm not about dope, I'm about the flag.
The first thought that comes to mind is that there is nothing better than this. Impersonal and under incomprehensible rag. Then there comes the idea that sportsmen are not to blame for political intrigues, and so on. And sports life in some sports is very short.
And we should have time. And at the world level in the competition to participate, and, of course, to earn money. As an example, I will cite the statement of the St. Petersburg athlete, the only one of all the athletes of Northern Palmyra who agreed to participate in the winter European Championship under a neutral flag. Anastasia Kalina, champion of Russia in running 1500 meters.
“Of course, I do not refuse the flag of my country! I am Russian, and always ready to play for my team! But what if we do not give such an opportunity? Before the suspension, I managed to play for the national team only in one start. And you want to compete with the strongest runners, to show yourself is a normal desire ”(from the interview“ Sport day after day ”).
Do you all understand the essence? Yes, not all sportsmen think so, fortunately. But here's an example: when everything is fine, tournaments shine, awards, cars from Putin - all are patriots. As soon as the problem happened - as they say in the people, “they separated by the edges”, and all this patriotism is seen in the coffin. Your problems, as they say.
By the way, here you can quite realistically calculate the cost of patriotism and the value of state attributes for each individual athlete. It is possible in rubles, it is possible in dollars.
Well, this is a matter of conscience of everyone. The question is even different. What's next?
All this fuss reminded me of one great movie. “Kin-Dza-Dza!”, More precisely, an episode at the end.
Paczaki, well, you're with the Tzaks and in the cage. But why standing? Standing can be there ... In Russia, for example. And here - on my knees. And in muzzles. And rejoice, rejoice in particular and in general.
They say that everyone understands exactly which country the speakers represent “under a neutral flag”, and each such victory glorifies Russia anyway. It is doubtful, to be honest. Or, as an option, it is simply not clear how and with what such victories can praise our country.
Well, the flag athletes lowered, raised instead of another. Under which "is better than nothing." In the historical context is very similar to the actions of 75-year-old.
There were also people who believed that "it is better this way than it is different." And stood under the flag of the POA. Vlasov.
Say, a tight comparison? Why, if we talk about the flag? It is quite vital. Here are just reinforced soldering bitterly in the throat, then some got up. In the literal sense of the word.
But those who choose dishonor should understand that even if they, at the request of the organizers of the next event, publicly trample the Russian flag, sports sanctions will not be lifted.
Not for that, actually.
But the reinforced soldering under another flag may well and entice. Well, of course, the athletes are not to blame for the fact that they were forced to eat, do not understand what, right? And, in order not to let the talents disappear, you just need to evacuate them. There, where they consume understand that, where they can realize themselves.
The simple approach is this, and far from new. Renounce And everything will be for you. And rations, and new beautiful form, and conditions. Only renounce. And we will help. We will extend the sanctions, we will delay the proceedings, we mix in “new facts”.
Wait, this is just the beginning. Reconnaissance It will be the same in other areas. Without any doping.
After all, there are still scientists, writers, cinematographers - yes, everyone who somehow faces international communication.
Dissertations will turn out to be not the ones that are stolen from books ... And the sentence will still be the same. Renounce Fill with chocolate.
International sport today is a de facto alternative to war. And the battles are going the same way, we are against them. War? Well, yes, while bloodless, but indicative.
A fight without a flag is no longer a fight. If the ship lowered the flag, it means - surrendered. Who needs, besides the participants and specialists, these “neutrals”? Yes to anyone.
Perhaps I’m wrong about something, but for some reason I don’t really care that these “neutrals” win there. Because they are competing for their own sake, and not for the country of which I am a part.
"Oh sport, you WAS the world!"
They spat at us, putting such personal conditions of the participants for ... "neutrals" with the citizenship of Russia, so we call them.
There were those who wiped and went to win. Well, their choice. Let's see under what flags we will see them in a couple of years.
Personally, I consider everything that the organizers at the World Championships in London have pissed off as blatant Russophobia and meanness. Again, waiting for something human from the British is nonsense.
This is war, war on all fronts.
Dear readers, do you think it is time to answer?
How to wipe after spitting? Results of the anti-Russian campaign in London
- Roman Skomorokhov