The IOC proposed to allow athletes from Russia who do not support the war to compete
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) called on sports federations to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in a neutral status, subject to a number of conditions. In particular, on the condition that they do not support the war in Ukraine. This stated the press service of the IOC.
Only athletes who fully adhere to the Olympic Charter can participate in the competition. This means that, firstly, only those who can compete who did not oppose the peacekeeping mission of the IOC by actively supporting the war in Ukraine, and secondly, only those athletes who fully comply with the World Anti-Doping Code and all relevant anti-doping rules and regulations.
If an athlete does not meet these criteria and, the organizer of a sporting event should immediately suspend him from the competition, recommends the IOC.
The IOC noted that no athlete should be prevented from participating in competitions only because of his passport.
< strong>BAGNET recalls that in February 2022, a few days after the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine, the IOC recommended that international sports federations not allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga