MADRID, Jan. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to review the top of the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes in worldwide occasions, adopted a yr in the past by the warlike invasion of Ukraine, now with a view to the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games.
The Govt Committee of the very best Olympic physique met this Wednesday to evaluate the continuity of the sanctions on each international locations and solidarity with Ukraine. Final December, the president of the IOC, Thomas Bach, already spoke of the significance of sport recovering its “unifying mission”.
Thus, even supposing this week the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, identified that Russian athletes can’t have a spot in Paris 2024, the Govt of the IOC is learning this selection for the nice sporting occasion subsequent yr as a result of “no athlete needs to be prohibited from competing only for his passport.”
The initiative of the IOC could be their participation as neutrals and “in no case” representing their nation. As well as, the assertion from the Olympic physique factors out that the athletes will need to have been devoted to the IOC peace mission and never have proven their assist for the struggle in Ukraine.
“We’re a sports activities group with our mission to be a unifying issue. We’re about to discover methods to return to this unifying mission and the way we will stop sport from turning into absolutely politicized,” Bach warned in December.
When Russia’s definitive invasion of Ukraine broke out in February final yr, the IOC determined to advocate to worldwide sports activities federations and organizers of sporting occasions a ban on the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in worldwide competitions.