IOC takes further action on Russia

The Olympic Movement is united in its mission to contribute to peace through sport …

At the same time, the Olympic Movement is united in its sense of fairness not to punish athletes for the decisions of their government …

The current war in Ukraine, however, puts the Olympic Movement in a dilemma. While athletes from Russia and Belarus would be able to continue to participate in sports events, many athletes from Ukraine are prevented from doing so because of the attack on their country. …

… with a heavy heart, issued the following resolution:

… recommends that International Sports Federations and sports event organisers not invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in international competitions. …

… decision to withdraw the Olympic Order from all persons who currently have an important function in the government of the Russian Federation or other government-related high-ranking position, including the following:

  1. Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation (Gold, 2001)
  2. Mr Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (Gold, 2014)
  3. Mr Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office (Gold, 2014)

… The IOC admires and supports in particular the calls for peace by Russian athletes.

IOC EB recommends no participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials

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