The head of the IOC, Bach spoke in favor of the participation of athletes from Russia and Belarus in the Olympics
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 23, 2023, 12:06 pm — REGNUM Head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach against political influence on sport, and against the point of view when it comes to the “collective fault” of athletes from Russia. His words March 23 leads Associated Press.
“I oppose political influence on the sport and any proposal that Russian athletes be treated as carriers of collective guilt”– he said.
Bach also noted that, in his opinion, the Olympic Games should be neutral in order to unite people, and added that they can also contribute to dialogue in this difficult period.
As reported IA REGNUMFebruary 13 Guy Drew stated that he was sure that there was no reason to prevent Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in international tournaments. He also added that the participation of athletes in competitions should not be a consequence of what is happening in the world.
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