July 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Official Opposition Critic for Sport, Dr. Robert Kitchen, issued the following statement today on the Russian Olympic doping scandal:
“The Conservative Party is calling on the Liberal government to ensure our representatives with the International Olympic Committee move to sanction and ban Russian athletes from the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics.
“For far too long Russian athletes have been given the benefit of the doubt and there is now every reason to believe that Russia has used an organized and centralized effort to aid and encourage their athletes to use performance enhancing drugs.
“Canadian athletes will do our country proud in Rio but deserve a level playing field, not one where some athletes from certain countries are held to a different standard.”
– 30 –