(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not allow Russian
athletes to participate in international competitions with their
national flag and anthem, the organization's press service said on
Tuesday, trend reports citing tass .
On February 25, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)
Stanislav Pozdnyakov said he strongly disagreed with any
restrictions, additional requirements and sanctions related to the
national identity of Russian athletes.
'The sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian State and
Governments are not negotiable. They have been unanimously
confirmed by the recent Olympic Summit meeting on 9 December 2022.
They are: No international sports events being organised or
supported by an IF or NOC in Russia or Belarus. No flag, anthem,
colours or any other identifications whatsoever of these countries
being displayed at any sports event or meeting, including the
entire venue,' an IOC spokesperson said.
'No Russian and Belarusian Government or State official should
be invited to or accredited for any international sports event or
meeting,' the spokesperson added.
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