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Olympic skiing champion discusses Western ‘masochism'

Posted On: Oct 4, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Olympic skiing champion discusses Western ‘masochism'

Russia's Veronika Stepanova spoke out after missing the prestigious Blink festival in Norway
Russian Olympic champion cross-country skier Veronika Stepanova has said she is patiently waiting for a “sense of reality to return to the West” so that it lifts the sporting bans imposed on her and her compatriots at international competitions.
Stepanova, 21, was one of the sensations of the Beijing Winter Olympics earlier this year as she anchored the Russian team to a brilliant gold medal in the 4x5 km women's relay.
But Stepanova and her fellow Russians have since been sidelined by the blanket ban imposed by skiing authorities the FIS because of the conflict in Ukraine.
Never one to shy away from making her feelings clear, Stepanova discussed the situation in a social media post following the conclusion of the prestigious ‘Blink' rollerski competition in the Norwegian city of Sandnes.
Also known as ‘Blinkfestivalen', the annual summer event typically gathers some of the world's best cross-country and biathlon...

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