Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala opposed the participation of Russian athletes in the 2024 Olympics
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala spoke about the possible admission of Russians to the 2024 Olympic Games. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
Fiala stated that he could not imagine that Russians would be present at the Games in Paris. “Under the current conditions, the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympics does not seem to me a good idea,” he stressed.
Earlier, the National Olympic Committee of the Czech Republic opposed the boycott of the 2024 Olympics if the Russians were admitted. The organization noted that they were not going to punish local athletes.
On January 25, the International Olympic Committee announced that it was considering the possibility of individual admission to competitions for Russian and Belarusian athletes. Athletes who did not support the conduct of a special operation in Ukraine and did not violate anti-doping rules will have a chance to get permission to compete in international tournaments.
The Olympic Games are to be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
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