"In my opinion, sport has become big politics. The Olympic spirit, which prevailed at the games in the past few years, is not felt. It is clear that in the past everyone wanted to win also, but there was no such agio around victory at any cost," the former sportsman mentioned.
According to him, today, Ukraine is one of those new countries that really have sports ambitions. "Many of the world leading countries do not like this. Perhaps that is why they want to cut us down to size, figuratively speaking," Volkov summed up.
As a reminder, Ukrainian athlete Lyudmila Yosipenko denied a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the Olympics in London after the German side appealed against the disqualification of their athlete Lilli Schwarzkopf. In addition, the NOC of Ukraine challenged the results of the fight between Ukrainian boxer Yevhen Khitrov and Britain’s Anthony Ogogo for several times, believing them to be unfair.
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