The International Jiu-Jitsu Federation allowed Russians to perform in a neutral status
The International Jiu-Jitsu Federation (JJIF) allowed Russian athletes to participate in competitions under its auspices. This was reported on the website of the organization.
The federation stressed that athletes, coaches and officials from Russia will be allowed to compete in a neutral status. Russians are forbidden to place national symbols, as well as to sing the national anthem. It is noted that the decision is aimed at avoiding punishment of athletes for the actions of the authorities.
On March 6, JJIF banned Russians from participating in competitions under the auspices of the organization. It was also not allowed to hold competitions on the territory of Russia. This decision is still in effect.
At the end of February, many sports organizations suspended the national teams of Russia and Belarus on the recommendation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In some disciplines, such as motorsport, cycling, tennis and chess, Russians continue to compete without a flag.