MOSCOW (AP) Russia will become a force in the medals table at next years Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the countrys sports minister said today.
Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the medals table behind the United States, Britain and China.
Were not thinking about lawsuits or arguments. Were preparing calmly, Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said. In most sports, even in sports where we didnt have great results a while back, we will be competing for medals.