Yes to the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes, but “without a flag” – Fondo Italia
the Support for the International Olympic Committee was expressed by the G7 at the Hiroshima Summit (Japan) It can represent another important building block for Return of athletes from Russia and Belarus to international competitions.
the political leaders France, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada have signed a declaration confirming that G7 “Fully respect the independence of sports organizations” and intends to ensure that “Russian and Belarusian athletes do not appear as representatives of their countries“.
The aspect, the latter, is entirely in line with the thinking of the International Olympic Committee, whose president, Thomas Bach noted the opening above with pleasure: “The IOC warmly welcomes the G7’s support for the autonomy of sport and the IOC’s recommendations regarding the participation of athletes holding Russian or Belarusian passports, as individual, neutral athletes only. This commitment to the independence of sports organizations comes at a critical time, at which some governments are threatening it. We are very grateful to the G7 leaders for their clear and unequivocal statement“.
Then he verbally criticized Bach against some countries of the ancient continent Who are strongly against the return of Russians and Belarusians to international competitions: “The IOC sincerely hopes that these countries will take the G7 statement seriouslyso that international sport can once again fulfill its mission of uniting the world in peaceful competition..
Until now The Islamic Salvation Front and the Islamic Courts Union kept their decisions unchanged in February-March 2022 to ban athletes from Russia and Belarus (but the FIS Council will convene on Thursday, May 25, ed.), while last week the cross-country skating rink Ski Classics chose to extend its veto Throughout the 2023/2024 winter season.
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