IOC President Bach does not consider going to Ukraine despite Zelensky’s invitation 20:00

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will not go to Ukraine despite the invitation of this country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The President of the IOC visited Ukraine at the invitation of the NOC in the summer of 2022. During this visit, he met with athletes affected by the conflict, witnessed the destroyed sports infrastructure and also met with President Zelensky.

After this visit, they also talked on the phone. In the near future, there are no plans for another visit to Ukraine, ”says the official website of the IOC.

On January 25, the President of Ukraine, in response to the IOC’s statement about the possible return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions, invited Thomas Bach to Bakhmut (Russian name – Artemovsk).

Former Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic champion, Verkhovna Rada deputy Jean Beleniuk reportedOn February 3, the General Assembly of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine will consider the possibility of boycotting the 2024 Olympic Games.

On February 2, the IOC declared that the threat by Ukraine to boycott the 2024 Olympic Games was a violation of the Olympic Charter.

Source: Gazeta


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