Russia-Ukraine war: IOC recommends ban on participation of Russian, Belarusian athletes from all sport; Olympic Order from Putin withdrawn | Other Sports News

The Executive Committee (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) discussed again on Monday, the dilemma that the Olympic Movement is currently facing following the violation of the Truce Olympics by the Russian government and the Belarusian government through its support in this.

In order to protect the stability of international sports competitions and for the safety of all participants, the IOC EB recommends that International Sports Federations and sporting event organizers not invite or accept the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and representatives in international competitions.

“Wherever this is not possible in the short term for regulatory or legal reasons, the IOC EB urges the International Sports Federations and the organizers of international sporting events to do everything in their power to ensure that no athlete or sports official from Russia or Belarus who is allowed to participate under the name of Russia or Belarus. Russian or Belarusian citizens, either as individuals or groups, should be accepted only as neutral athletes or neutral teams. IOC in a statement said.

“The current war in Ukraine, however, puts the Olympic movement in jeopardy. While athletes from Russia and Belarus will be able to continue participating in the Games, many athletes from Ukraine are prevented from doing so. because of the attack on their country. “ IOC adds.

At this point, the IOC EB considers the importance of the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games 2022 and also fully supports the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Games. The IOC EB maintains its speed limit to not host any sporting event in Russia or Belarus, released on 25 February 2022.

The IOC EB has, based on the exceptional circumstances of the situation and planned a major Olympic and other Olympic Charter violations by the Russian government in the past, has adopted an ad hoc decision to remove the Olympic Order from all People who in the current special role in the government of the Russian Federation or related high government positions, including the following: Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation (Gold, 2001), Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (Gold, 2014) ), and Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Executive Director (Gold, 2014).

The IOC EB also guarantees full cooperation with the Ukrainian Olympic Committee.

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