The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced on Wednesday it might “discover a pathway” for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete on the upcoming Asian Video games.
The OCA believes within the unifying energy of sport and that each one athletes, no matter their nationality or the passport they maintain, ought to be capable of compete in sports activities competitions. The OCA has supplied to offer eligible Russian and Belarusian athletes the chance to participate in competitions in Asia, together with the Asian Video games.
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Athletes who haven’t “acted towards the peace mission of the IOC by actively supporting the warfare in Ukraine” are allowed to compete. Moreover, athletes who adjust to the World Anti-Doping Code and all related anti-doping guidelines and laws are eligible for the competitions.
The choice was made after the committee held a gathering with members, stakeholders and international athlete teams earlier this month to debate the athletes’ possibilities of collaborating within the video games.
Dniprov, who additionally serves because the deputy head of the Workplace of the President of Ukraine, referred to as claims that the athletes from the 2 barred international locations would compete underneath a impartial flag “outright lies.”
“The white flag underneath which these athletes plan to march is stained with the blood of Ukrainian youngsters, who’re killed on daily basis by the aggressor and people who help him,” he stated.
The present warfare in Ukraine, nevertheless, places the Olympic Motion in a dilemma. Whereas athletes from Russia and Belarus would be capable of proceed to take part in sports activities occasions, many athletes from Ukraine are prevented from doing so due to the assault on their nation.