Stanislav Pozdnyakov, head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not impose a requirement to condemn special operations in Ukraine so that Russian athletes can compete in the Olympics. Transmits words TASS.
“Do Russian athletes need to condemn the SVO? This conclusion is wrong, they are not even in the current criteria that we continue to see as unacceptable. This is not a direct reference to welcoming or not welcoming the NWO.
Now international sports federations are in consultation with the IOC, basic conditions and approaches will be developed, which the IOC will later publish. “The political component for the international Olympic movement is unacceptable at this time,” said Pozdnyakov.
On January 25, the IOC announced that it is considering the possibility of allowing Russian athletes who do not support the conduct of a special operation on Ukrainian territory to participate in international competitions with a neutral status.
At the end of February 2022, the IOC issued a call to international sports federations, advising them not to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in any competitions. In addition, many competitions in which foreign athletes participated were transferred from Russia.
Earlier Pozdnyakov He insisted Ukraine stops boycotting the Paris Olympic Games.
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