Russian Fans Barred from World Judo Championship in Doha Due to St. George’s Ribbons

The organizers of the World Judo Championship, which is taking place in the capital of Qatar, Doha, asked Russian fans who came to the competition with St. George ribbons on their clothes to leave the stands of the tournament.

This was announced by a representative of the International Judo Federation website Inside the Games today, Wednesday.

“The organizers asked to remove these things (St. George ribbons), but they refused to do so,” said a spokesman for the International Judo Federation.

He added: “That’s why he asked them to leave the stands and after that they won’t be able to attend the competition.”

It is noteworthy that from May 7 to 14, the World Judo Championship will be held in Doha.

And on April 29, the Executive Committee of the International Judo Federation decided to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the championships, which are held under the auspices of the organization, in a neutral status.

St. George ribbons (George), a symbol of military glory, valor, courage, a symbol of victory, have become in recent years a symbol of memory of a great history and its heroes.

Orange means the flames of rifle and cannon fire. As for the black color, it means gunpowder and smoke accompanying the shooting.

This ribbon was decorated with the Georgios Cross, which was awarded to soldiers and officers of the Imperial Caesarean Army who showed examples of courage and heroism in the wars for the defense of the Motherland.

And in Soviet times, the Order of Glory was decorated with this legendary ribbon.

This tape has become a manifestation of the celebrations dedicated to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II), which take place on the streets and squares of the capital, Moscow and other cities of Russia, thus becoming one of the most important Russian national symbols.

Source: “TASS Agency”

Related Stories

Leave a Reply