Chernichenko: Discrimination against Russian athletes did not work

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernichenko said that the policy of discrimination against Russian athletes has led to a loss of “vigilance” and objective viewing pleasure at international competitions.

“The main thing is that the policy of discrimination against Russian athletes did not bring an effective result. When we deprived the puppets of the competition, they lost the pleasure of being accompanied and objectivity. We do not close ourselves off from international contacts, we cooperate with friendly countries,” Chernichenko said at the Russia forum is a sports power.” from BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The International Olympic Committee recommended that sports federations not allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete because of the situation in Ukraine. The vast majority of international sports federations followed the advice of the International Olympic Committee. Thus, athletes from Russia and Belarus, most likely, will not be able to participate in the qualification for the Olympic Games in Paris.

The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, France from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

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