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European Table Tennis Federation initiates efforts to welcome Russian members


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Moscow, April 18 – The European Table Tennis Federation (ETTU) has decided to join a working group of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and the Russian Table Tennis Federation that addresses the issue of returning Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions, according to the organization. website.
The decision to join the ITTF working group was taken by a majority vote at a meeting of the organization’s executive committee.

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Earlier, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that international federations allow Russians who did not support the special operation as neutral athletes to start. At the same time, the organization proposes that athletes associated with the armed forces and security services not be allowed to compete. Following the recommendations of the IOC, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced its readiness to return the Russians to international competitions in May.

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