"We are fighting for high ideals and fair play. There are situation when one or another in the individual competition achieves unfair results. However, if the government instituted a system of fraud, which spits on an honest sport, how long the world is willing to tolerate this state of Affairs?" — asked a rhetorical Sadurskis.

The politician noted that at the upcoming Olympics will keep my fingers crossed for a successful performance of Latvian athletes and believes that they can win medals.

Chairman of the Subcommittee of the activities of the Latvian Saeima Janis upenieks in the comments of LETA, said that the disqualification of the team Russia at the Olympics in 2018 — an adequate penalty from the IOC.

"This is an adequate punishment, while "pure" Russian athletes will be able to start at the Olympics under the Olympic flag and to prove their abilities," — said upenieks.