The head of the FHR Tretiak called the IOC criteria for the admission of Russians to tournaments discriminatory
The President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (FHR), Vladislav Tretiak, called the consequences of the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the admission of Russian athletes to tournaments. His words are quoted by TASS.
Tretiak said that Russian hockey players had lost hope of participating in the Olympic Games. In his opinion, domestic athletes will be forced to refuse to participate in competitions. The head of the FHR called the IOC criteria discriminatory.
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 teams from these countries cannot be considered as participants in the competition.
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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