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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Consequences in Sports


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4 hours ago, Mkbw50 said:

Here is the statement in full:

 

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated today the IOC’s strong condemnation of the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian government and the government of Belarus through its support in this. The respective UN resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 December 2021 by consensus of all 193 UN Member States. The Olympic Truce began seven days before the start of the Olympic Games, on 4 February 2022, and ends seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games.

The IOC EB today urges all International Sports Federations to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus. They should take the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian and Belarussian governments into account and give the safety and security of the athletes absolute priority. The IOC itself has no events planned in Russia or Belarus.

In addition, the IOC EB urges that no Russian or Belarussian national flag be displayed and no Russian or Belarussian anthem be played in international sports events which are not already part of the respective World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions for Russia.

At the same time, the IOC EB expresses its full support to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

The IOC EB expresses its deep concerns about the safety of the members of the Olympic Community in Ukraine and stands in full solidarity. It notes that the special IOC task force is in contact with the Olympic Community in the country to coordinate humanitarian assistance where possible.

The IOC EB asks the task force to continue to closely monitor the situation and to keep the IOC EB informed and updated, also with regard to potential amendments of today’s resolution.

Today’s IOC statement builds on yesterday’s statement, which can be found here.

 

I presume the first event to be affected will be the Paralympics, I can not imagine the IPC would disobey this "advice"

Interesting. Also the first sanction towards Belarus, I heard about. 

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On 2/24/2022 at 5:51 PM, dullard said:

So Junior World Champs and Short Course World Champs are so supposed to be in Kazan later this year ... I really wish decent countries would step up and host events instead of them having to resort to the likes of Russia.

When Greece hosted the 2004 Olympics, so many people from the Anglosphere were complaining and criticising us 24/7. Perhaps they should have been more appreciative because now we are stuck with the likes of Russia, China, Qatar, etc. hosting everything :wacko:

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4 hours ago, Makedonas said:

When Greece hosted the 2004 Olympics, so many people from the Anglosphere were complaining and criticising us 24/7. Perhaps they should have been more appreciative because now we are stuck with the likes of Russia, China, Qatar, etc. hosting everything :wacko:

China is an excellent host, also they are not involved in any conflicts outside their territory like middle east, etc. 

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Poland will forfeit their match against Russia. They are writing to Sweden and Czech Republic to present a common position to Fifa. Surely Fifa can’t give Russia a bye. Unless they want other countries to withdraw from the World Cup in protest. 

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10 hours ago, opruh said:

China is an excellent host, also they are not involved in any conflicts outside their territory like middle east, etc. 

I'm not saying I personally have any issues with China (or any country), but a lot of people were against the Winter Olympics being held in China.

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6 hours ago, Orangehair43 said:

Poland will forfeit their match against Russia. They are writing to Sweden and Czech Republic to present a common position to Fifa. Surely Fifa can’t give Russia a bye. Unless they want other countries to withdraw from the World Cup in protest. 

AP reports that Sweden will also refuse to play Russia (no matter where the match is held).

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” - Nelson Mandela

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31 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

AP reports that Sweden will also refuse to play Russia (no matter where the match is held).

Going to get very messy. There is speculation that Fifa believe that CAS will not allow any suspension of Russia. 

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