Europe sets a date for resolving the issue of allowing Russians to participate in international competitions
Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Vadym Gutsait, head of the National Olympic Committee of the country, said that the ministers of sports of European countries will discuss the issue of allowing Russians to compete.
“Britain will hold a summit of European sports ministers on February 10 to discuss the admission of Russians and Belarusians. The heads of the National Olympic Committees of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland support Ukraine, and these three countries have already issued a statement, and you know it.”
On January 25, 2023, the International Olympic Committee called on sports federations to consider the possibility of the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in international tournaments in a neutral situation.
On February 2, the sports ministers of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland called on the International Olympic Committee to remove Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Earlier, Serbian businessman Nenad Lalovich, president of the International Wrestling Federation, said that athletes should not be excluded from participation in competitions solely because of their nationality.