Russian athletes may need to pay the government for citizenship change 11:28

Dmitry Svishchev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports, announced the emergence of an initiative to amend the legislation on the change of citizenship of Russian athletes. Transmits words “Match TV”.

“It turns out that our taxpayers’ money has been squandered. In my opinion, the state has the right to demand compensation for the transfer of such an athlete.

Therefore, our committee is reconsidering a bill on compensation to the state for athletes who have changed their sports citizenship. We are especially talking about the candidates of various national teams.

At the end of February 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a call to international sports federations and recommended that Russian and Belarusian athletes not be allowed to participate in any competitions.

At a meeting of the IOC executive committee on March 28, it was recommended to allow the Russians to have a neutral status, if the athletes were not actively engaged in supporting hostilities.

Former coach Eremin He insisted Not to be humiliated after the IOC’s decision to admit to the Olympic Games.



Source: Gazeta

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