Ukraine will boycott 2024 Olympics if Russians and Belarusians are allowed to compete – Gutzeit
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Ukraine may boycott the 2024 Olympics if athletes from Russia and Belarus are allowed to participate in the competitions. This said Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, as well as the President of the NOC Vadym Gutzeit.
Our position remains unchanged: while there is a war in Ukraine, Russian and Belarusian athletes should not be in international competitions!
Currently, work is underway on further possible steps and priority measures for extending sanctions and preventing Russians and Belarusians from participating in international competitions. If we are not heard, I do not exclude the possibility that we will boycott and refuse to participate in the Olympics.
BAGNET < /strong>reminds, on the eve of International Olympic Committee No urged sports federations to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete under a neutral status, subject to a number of conditions. In particular, on the condition that they do not support the war in Ukraine.
The IOC noted that no athlete should be prevented from participating in competitions only because of his passport.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga