"You can't punish the victim for what she suffered. We believe that as a result of the manipulation affected not only athletes, but WADA and the IOC.

Accreditation really does WADA, but we have professionals who are not aware of what is happening. Therefore it is impossible to lay responsibility on the victims of fraud, not to punish the victim for system manipulation," said Bach at a press conference.

5 Dec the international Olympic Committee has decided to temporarily suspend the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee in the organization and suspended Russia from participating in the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang. Pure Russian athletes will compete in a neutral status.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the authorities do not inhibit the participation of athletes at the Olympics in 2018 under the neutral flag.