Russia’s Been BANNED From Most Olympics Sports – But They Have Their Own Plans
(USNewsBreak.com) – The summer Olympics will return in 2024 in Paris, and athletes who wish to participate are preparing for their sports qualifiers. Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Stanislav Pozdnyakov stated on Telegram that he’s getting his team ready. With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended the suspension of participants from Russia. The organization ultimately failed to implement a widespread ban, leaving the door open for the European nation to at least attempt to qualify for events.
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Pozdnyakov also noted his athletes are planning to stay in the Olympic village. The July 27 message was surprising because most Olympic sports have honored the IOC recommendation and banned Russian competitors.
Some events already have qualifications starting, so decisions must come swiftly. The International Judo Federation permitted ROC members to participate as long as they did so without their country’s flag. The decision forced Ukrainians to pull out under protest due to claims that multiple military members were among the other group.
With the choice being up to each sport, no one can predict what will happen. But the outcome could lead to some tense situations, as it did with the Judo qualifiers. Should Russians be able to compete in the 2024 Olympics, or would it be more beneficial for events to uphold the suspensions?
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