Rus News Journal

Australia has asked the Russian Olympians

More than 100 members of delegations and participants Olympic, and then the Paraolympic games in Sydney remained in Australia after the termination of competitions. The authorities of this country have asked Olympians, including Russian to return home.
under the statement of the representative of department on immigration affairs, entry visas of these people are already void. In total in search are about it declared 108 persons representing 61 country. Among them - both sportsmen, and the officials who have arrived on green continent as a part of official delegations.
we will remind, Earlier Olympic committee of Russia officially declared that all Russian sportsmen have come back home. An exception - athlete Elena Elesina who together with the husband - the Australian constantly lives in Melbourn.
Later from informal sources it became known that after the Olympic games in Australia two members of the Russian delegation have decided to remain. They as if intended to ask about granting of a political asylum by it or the status of refugees.
among persons with the delayed visas also Cubans, Japanese, Spaniards, Germans, 8 British and 11 citizens of the USA. The government of Australia hopes that these people is voluntary left territory of the country. But the authorities are ready to send, in case of need, infringers from the country compulsorily.