A decision paving the way for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has been criticised as endorsing “Russia’s brutal war”.
IOC gives green light for Russia, Belarus
The International Olympic Committee has been criticised after it further paved the way for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete at the 2024 Olympic Games.
Last month, the Olympic Council of Asia gave its blessing for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in events under its jurisdiction in the run-up to the Paris 2024 games.
This was given the green light by IOC executive board members on Wednesday after consultation calls were held last week.
Discussions on Wednesday focused on three key areas and among them was the possible access to sports competitions for individual athletes with Russian or Belarusian passports.