Skip to content
Edit post

Al Jazeera: UK, France push for ban on state-funded athletes from Russia, Belarus

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 26, 2023 3:21 AM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

The United Kingdom and France’s sports ministers demanded that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban state-funded athletes from Russia and Belarus on April 25, according to Al Jazeera.

The sports ministers disagree with the IOC’s recommendation to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals, arguing that even neutral athletes could still be funded by their respective governments.

On March 28, the IOC recommended allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to take part in international sporting events.

The IOC condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and bars athletes who actively support the war, but has not issued an outright ban on athletes from Russia or Belarus.

So far, over 30 countries have urged the IOC to continue its ban on Russia and Belarus competing in international sporting events, including the 2024 Olympic Games.

The IOC is yet to finalize the decision on the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes.

Ukraine’s sports minister: As Russia kills our athletes, it’s not the time to allow Russians back to international sports
Editor’s Note: This interview was recorded before the International Olympics Committee’s announcement on allowing some Russian and Belarusian athletes to take part in Olympic qualification tournaments. Following the executive board meeting on March 28, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) rec…
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
10:26 PM

Senate Democrats back Johnson's foreign aid bills.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on April 19 that Senate Democrats will support House Speaker Mike Johnson's series of bills that includes aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other priorities if they pass the House.
10:01 PM

Russian attack on Kherson kills 80-year-old woman.

In a post on Telegram, the head of the city's military administration, Roman Mrochko, said the victim was walking the streets when she was hit in an attack launched from the occupied east bank of Kherson.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.