IOC member Guy Drew said there are no reasons for not allowing Russians to participate in the 2024 Olympics
Paris, 13 February 2023, 17:14 — REGNUM Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Guy Drew I am sure that there is no reason not to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in international tournaments. His words are quoted by the French radio network Franceinfo.
According to him, there is no reason to exclude Russians from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
“Athletes have been preparing for the Games for years, for some this will be the only opportunity to compete in tournaments of this level. There may not be another chance like this.“, – said the member of the IOC.
Drew stressed that Russians should not suffer because of government policies. He also added that the participation of athletes in competitions should not be a consequence of what is happening in the world.
As reported IA REGNUMthe British sports team will probably not boycott the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris if Russian and Belarusian participants are allowed.