Russia and Ukraine will not boycott the Olympics

Neither Russia nor Ukraine will boycott the Summer Olympic Games in Paris, quotes TASS statement by the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.

According to Bach, the discussion on the admission of athletes from Russia to the Olympics is over. According to him, opinions are still different: some say that sanctions against those who violated the Olympic Charter are excessive, others say that they are insufficient.

“It usually indicates that everything was done well. If both parties are not 100 percent happy, then you made the right decision,” Bach said.

The Summer Olympic Games, which will be the 33rd in a row, will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024. Russian and Belarusian athletes will compete in them in a neutral status, only in single sports and only if they are not associated with military departments or security agencies. Russian teams in some sports refused to participate under such conditions.

Last week, March 19, at the IOC statedthat 55 Russian athletes will be able to qualify for the Olympics. Twelve of them have now qualified. The names and sports are not specified, but they may include wrestlers, judokas, taekwondoists, tennis players and rowers: previously, the federations of these sports allowed Russians to participate in international competitions, despite Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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