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“The results of the recent European athletics championships in Zurich, where Great Britain and France dominated the event, leave us no other choice.
Black athletes, who form the backbone of the British team, won 14 of their squad’s 23 overall medals at the event.”
“Meanwhile, we’re currently doing almost nothing to bring young black talents into our squad to help us stay at a leading position in Europe and the world.”
– Valentin Balakhnichev, the president of the Russian Athletics Federation, talking to the Russian newspaper Novye Izvestia about how he thinks Russia is doomed for failure unless they start getting scores of naturalized black citizens. Discuss this topic in our forum: Russian Athletics Head – We’re doomed for failure unless we get more black athletes.
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