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A "slap in the face to Ukrainian athletes": Germany denounces the IOC's recommendation on Russian athletes


Nancy Faeser, German Sports Minister, reiterated her support for Ukraine and criticized the IOC's recommendation to reinstate Russian and Belarusian athletes.

The recommendation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reintegrate Russian and Belarusian athletes under conditions into international competitions is "

a slap in the face to Ukrainian athletes

", denounced German Sports Minister Nancy Faeser on Tuesday.

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International sport must clearly condemn


brutal war of aggression .

This can only be done by completely excluding Russian and Belarusian athletes

, ”judge Nancy Faeser in a press release.

“No reason for Russia to return to world sport”, dismisses Nancy Faeser

The IOC said it was in favor of the reinstatement of these athletes "

in an individual capacity

" and under a neutral banner, during the meeting of the body's executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

Reinstatement provided the athletes in question did not actively support the war in Ukraine.

But for Ms. Faeser, “

the fact that the IOC still wants to ban members of the Russian army as well as the teams is only the bare minimum and is not enough


There is no reason for Russia to return to world sport.

(Vladimir) Putin continues his criminal war with appalling brutality against the Ukrainian civilian population

,” said the German minister.

The Olympics do not take place in a vacuum.

Nancy Faeser, German Sports Minister.

The Russian army kills countless Ukrainians every day, including many sportsmen,

argues Nancy Faeser.

The Olympics do not take place in a vacuum.

Those who allow the Russian warmonger to use international competitions for its propaganda damage the Olympic idea of ​​peace and understanding between peoples.


IOC President Thomas Bach said the presence of Russian and Belarusian athletes was no longer really a disadvantage in many sports.

And this while tensions between Russians and Ukrainians have animated the news of tennis in recent weeks.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-28

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