South Korea to request clarification from Asian Olympic Council over Russian decision to allow 07:02

The Republic of Korea Sports Olympic Committee will request further clarification from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) due to the offer of Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the Asian Games. The agency reported chipboard.

The 2023 Asian Summer Games will be held from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China.

The South Korean committee is interested in what kind of sports athletes from Russia and Belarus are expected to participate in. According to him, on January 30, the OCA, without prior consultation with its members, informed about the possible participation of 500 Russian and Belarusian athletes.

As Yonhap points out, they won’t be able to win medals, the board also promised that their invitation would not put their Asian counterparts at a disadvantage to participate in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

As previously reported, getting ready to introduce A special scheme at the Asian Games that allows Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the Olympics.

Randhir Singh, acting OCA, stressed that the plan was developed in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Source: Gazeta


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