Stanislav Pozdnyakov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), said that the exclusion of domestic athletes from international competitions is a plus. He shared his opinion with him TASS.
According to the president of the PRC, in current conditions athletes have more time to receive basic or additional training. “It certainly will not be superfluous. The flagship programs of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) are already quite well developed and have proven themselves from the best side,” Pozdnyakov said. said.
In 2022, against the background of the start of SVO in Ukraine, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach recommended that international federations exclude Russian athletes from international competitions. On January 25, 2023, the IOC announced that it was considering the possibility of allowing Russian athletes who do not support the holding of the SBO to participate in international competitions in a neutral status.
On October 12, 2023, the IOC announced the suspension of the PRC until further notice, following the inclusion of the Olympic Councils of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions in the Russian organization. The IOC also stated that it reserves the right to make a decision at the necessary time on the admission of Russian athletes to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Previously International Fencing Federation Congress did not support Ukraine’s bid to eliminate Russia.
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