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Olympic Games: the IOC recommends the return of the Russians "in an individual capacity", but delays for Paris 2024


The International Olympic Committee has said it is in favor of the reinstatement of Russian and Belarusian athletes in competitions under a neutral banner, at least "on an individual basis".

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday recommended the reinstatement of Russian and Belarusian athletes in international competitions, under a neutral banner and "

in an individual capacity

", provided they have not actively supported the war in Ukraine.

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But the organization's executive board will decide "

at the appropriate time

" on their possible participation in the Paris 2024 Olympics, which Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries threaten to boycott in the event of Russian presence, said the president of the CIO Thomas Bach during a press conference.

Thomas Bach took a benevolent look at the presence of Russian and Belarusian athletes in various competitions in recent months (tennis, cycling, etc.).

In December 2022, the boss of the IOC already expressed his desire to "


" the options for the reinstatement of these athletes.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-28

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