UN Urges Inclusion of Russian Troops and Personnel in Paris 2024 Olympic Games

UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights Alexandra Zantaki said there was no need to exclude all Russian soldiers and military personnel from the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

And Inside The Games quotes Alexandra Zantaki: “I don’t think it makes sense to exclude all Russian soldiers and all Russian military. This is a difference because there were many other athletes from other countries who were in active combat and never stopped.”

She explained: “However, every athlete should be suspended if found guilty of atrocities and serious human rights violations committed in combat, including crimes against humanity and genocide. also be suspended.

Today, Tuesday, March 28, the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will consider the issue of allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate in international competitions.

On January 25, the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, called on the federations of various sports to consider accepting the Russians in a neutral position.

Source: russian.rt.com

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