Zhurova suggested that Russian athletes living abroad will be allowed to go to the Olympics 2024
Olympic champion in speed skating and State Duma deputy Svetlana Zhurova named a possible option for admitting Russians to the 2024 Games. Her words are quoted by Match TV.
“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) can allow our athletes under a neutral flag. This is done for those guys who live abroad, are not funded by Russia, ”she suggested. Zhurova noted that such athletes would be allowed to compete individually without the consent of the Russian Olympic Committee.
On January 25, the IOC announced that it was considering the possibility of individual admission to competitions for Russian and Belarusian athletes. It was clarified that only athletes who did not support the conduct of a special operation in Ukraine and did not violate anti-doping rules will be able to get permission to compete in international tournaments.
After that, the head of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Vadim Gutzeit, said that the national team could boycott the 2024 Games if the teams of Russia and Belarus participate in them. Latvia and Poland also want to join the boycott.
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