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The next Olympics can be held with Russian athletes
The International Olympic Committee continues to prepare the public for the return of Russian athletes to tournaments.
The International Olympic Committee continues to take confident steps towards the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to competitions. This time, the organization praised the practice of neutral status of athletes.
Such was the reaction of the leadership to the letter of two special rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council, who expressed “serious concern” about the current recommendations of the committee to remove athletes from the aggressor countries.
At the same time, the IOC noted several professional leagues and tournaments that are not related to amateur sports.
“The discussed concept of status neutrality is supported by the vast majority of the Olympic movement, an association of all 206 NOCs. It reflects what we have seen in practice over the past two weeks at the Australian Open. Athletes competed in the tournament as individual athletes under a neutral flag without identifying their country.
The concept is well established and is also used in cycling and a number of professional leagues throughout North America and Europe. The principles on which this concept is based are consistent with the Olympic Charter and respected by all NOCs whose countries have been affected by war or other armed conflict. statement IOC.
Recall that the last Australian Open, due to the admission of Russian athletes to it, was overshadowed by a large number of provocations from Russian fans.
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