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A film crew from the 1+1 channel’s Television News Service (TSN) found that the athletes stood in queues in a Soviet-style dining room to take soups and salads on their own. At the training base near Kyiv food spoils quickly, as there are no air conditioners and refrigerators. There are also no shops nearby, and it is prohibited to travel to Kyiv – a violation of the training regime.

“We’re given half a liter of not the best water. We’re asking them: Where’s the water? There will be water… We’re not asking them for lobsters. Water!” athlete Yelyzaveta Bryzgina said.

The athletes were told that the state allocates Hr 205 to every Olympic athlete every day, but it is unknown on what this money was spent.

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