A photo of the Olympic silver medalist, two-time world champion, 23-year-old Russian Yevgenia Medvedeva, was posted in the figure skating section on the official website of the Olympic Games-2026, which will be held in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
On March 1, 2022, Russian and Belarusian athletes were banned from participating in international competitions under the auspices of the FIS (International Ski Federation). The ISU (International Skating Union) Congress has approved this decision, so it will be valid until further notice.
At the same time, FIS announced the postponement of all competitions from the territory of Russia. Such sanctions were a response to Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass.
After such unfriendly steps, suddenly, the Russian figure skater appeared on the main banner advertisement for the website. In addition, photos from the Sochi Olympics with Italian athletes were used to make announcements of ski races and luge.