"This characterizes campaign against the Russian sport, its discredit….You see haw cohesively they work. And as for Dasha, [the decision] is beyond common sense. I do not know how to characterize it. I do not know why people are capable of doing so. All this is inhuman," Mutko told R-Sport.
In July, the IAAF prohibited all Russian athletes from taking part in international competitions, including the upcoming Rio Olympics, except long jump athlete Klishina, who trains in the United States. According to R-Sport sources, the new IAAF’s decision was based on additional findings of the McLaren investigation into doping allegations against Russian athletes.