London went to the trick to prevent Russia from participating in the Olympics
London urges sponsors of the 2024 Games to put pressure on the IOC over the admission of Russia to the Olympics
MOSCOW, 11 Mar – The British government has appealed to the largest sponsors of the Olympic Games (OI) with a call to put pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Games in Paris, the Guardian newspaper reports.
The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on January 25 called for the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions in a neutral status, while proposing not to allow athletes who actively supported the special operation in Ukraine. Later, the governments of more than 30 countries opposed the participation of Russians and Belarusians in the Olympics. The head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, said that governments should not decide who can participate in international competitions.
According to Fraser’s letter, quoted by the newspaper, London is opposed to the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Olympics until the IOC deals with “a significant lack of clarity about the working model of “neutrality”.
The Paris Olympic Games will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.