The Ministry of Sports of Ukraine condemned the IOC criteria for the admission of Russian athletes
The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine has evaluated the criteria of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international tournaments. This was reported on the website of the department.
In Ukraine, they condemned a partial change in the position of the IOC. They considered that the concern expressed by the UN Special Rapporteurs about non-discrimination could not be used as an excuse to radically change the previous “well-reasoned position”.
On March 28, the IOC recommended that Belarusians and Russians who did not support the special operation in Ukraine be allowed to compete in a neutral status. At the same time, athletes from Russia and Belarus associated with the armed forces or security agencies of their countries are recommended to be suspended from participating in tournaments. It was noted that the ban on the use of national symbols, holding competitions in these countries also continues to operate.
At the end of February 2022, most sports organizations suspended the national teams of Russia and Belarus on the recommendation of the IOC. The decision on the participation of representatives of these countries in the 2024 Olympics has not yet been made.
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