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IOC may allow Russians who oppose SVO to participate in international tournaments

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a statement regarding the admission of Russian athletes to tournaments.

The IOC Executive Committee will consider the issue of allowing Russian athletes to participate in international tournaments who do not support the special military operation of the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine. The press service of the organization announced this in a statement. The IOC stressed that athletes who adhere to the Olympic Statutes will be allowed to compete in neutral status. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has yet to comment on this information.

At the end of February 2022, the IOC recommended that sports federations remove athletes from the Russian Federation and Belarus from participation in tournaments. This is directly related to the special operations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

Source: Riafan

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