Ilgar Mamedov, coach of the Russian national fencing team, in an interview with “Match TV ”criticized the work of the panel of judges during the men’s team final in foil at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Speaking about the mistakes of the judges at this Olympiad, due to which there were many changed results, the coach complained that “the members of the panel of judges“ walk here and do nothing ”. Mammadov said that when he was a member of the judging committee, he gave recommendations to judges after mistakes, which they listened to because of his authority in fencing.
“They know that they have elections at the end of November. Maybe many of them will not be on the commission. They walk around, drive the bald. They don’t do anything. Some kind of wrong position. “We have no right to interfere.” Why are you here then? ”Mamedov was indignant.
Earlier, the sports columnist for the American edition of the New York Times, Ben Rothenberg, abruptly refused to remove the Russian flag from his Twitter post after a request from one of the commentators. The journalist published the results of the day of the Olympic tennis tournament, using emoji with the Russian tricolor opposite the names of domestic athletes. One of the users wrote that Rotenberg “should hardly use the image of the Russian flag.” “I am not the International Olympic Committee. They are Russians, they compete together because they are Russians. This is Russia, ”Rotenberg replied.