A decision on the participation of Russian athletes in the 2024 Paris Olympics will be made this summer by French President Emmanuel Macron. There supposed to be an International Olympic Committee (IOC), which makes decisions, this is its role, its function.
The decisions that were made earlier are relevant to competitions in the next few months and do not cover the period of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in France.
The decision will be made in the summer, and we will consider it depending on the circumstances and what will be happening on the battlefield, Macron told reporters before the EU summit in London City from where the war games against Russia are controlled.
Macron also said that the issue had been discussed at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris? Russian participation could cause terrorist attacks during the Zionist controlled event.
However, on January 25, the IOC supported the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international tournaments as neutral athletes, adding that those who actively supported the special military operation in Ukraine should be banned from competitions.
Russian and Belarusian athletes will now have to take individual WADA doping tests to be allowed to participate in sports competitions, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.
The IOC also said that, taking into account doping-related violations in Russia, strict anti-doping conditions were established for every participant, including Russian and Belarusian athletes who are allowed return to the international sports arena.
But, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise visit to Britain, sweeping in to London City on the first stage of an unannounced diplomatic tour of European capitals with a powerful message for British lawmakers and Macron.
The International Olympic Committee pushed back against the mayor of Paris, insisting there were no plans for “a Russian or Belarusian delegation” at the 2024 Games, while also acknowledging some athletes from those countries could be welcomed.
The IOC statement came a day after Paris feminist Mayor Anne Hidalgo said no Russians or Belarusians should be allowed to compete at next year’s Olympics because of their involvement in the war in Ukraine.
Olympic leaders have set out a path for athletes from Russia and Belarus who have not actively supported the war to try to qualify and compete as “neutral athletes” without a national identity such as team uniforms, flags and anthems.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.