IOC reminds Anne Hidalgo that in Paris 2024 there will be no Russian team | Video
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) clarified this Wednesday to the mayoress of Paris, Anne Hidalgothat “there are no plans for a Russian or Belarusian delegation or the flags of these countries are at the Olympic Games” which will host the French capital in 2024.
“The only option that could be considered,” stressed an IOC spokesman, “is that there be individual and neutral athletes, as we have seen last year at the French Open in tennis," he recalled, "and recently again at the Australian Open in tennis and in other professional sports."
The IOC reacted in this way to statements by Gentleman this Tuesday in which he was directly opposed to, “if the war is still going on” in Ukrainea Russian delegation participate in the 2024 Olympic Games.
"As long as Russia continues the war in Ukraine, I wish there was no Russian delegation at the Paris 2024 Games (…). It would seem indecent to me for a country to parade as if nothing had happened, to come to Paris while bombs continue to fall in Ukraine," the official explained in an interview on public radio. French Info.
At the end of January, Hidalgo ruled in favor of Russian athletes being able to participate under a neutral flagbut in that interview she was opposed to that possibility, which in any case It does not depend on the organizers of the Games, but on the IOC and the federations.
The neutral flag "doesn't really exist," Hidalgo saidwho suggested that dissident athletes who oppose Vladimir Putin become part of the refugee team.
(With information from EFE)
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