The governments of different countries should not interfere with the decision on the admission of any athletes to official competitions. This was stated by the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.
“It is not for governments to decide who can participate in sporting events,” the Norwegian edition reports Bach.
Shortly after the start of the special operation in Ukraine, international federations in various sports began to remove athletes from Russia and Belarus from competitions. The UK Department of Culture, Media and Sports is hatching plans to convene a special summit of 30 countries, which will work out a decision on the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Olympic Games in 2024.Tsargrad“.