Russian Irina Viner banned for 2 years

Viner has been so controversial for so many decades, I wasn’t instantly sure why she was banned.

Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation President Irina Viner has been banned by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for two-years for her behaviour following the Olympic Games in Tokyo when Israel’s Linoy Ashram beat Dina Averina to the gold medal in the individual event and Bulgaria won the group event. …

The punishment will not begin until one day after Russia’s current ban from international competition …

Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation President banned for two years after Tokyo 2020 protest
Irina Viner is believed to be a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and introduced him to his mistress, Olympic rhythmic gymnastics gold medallist Alina Kabaeva 

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