Ukraine: “There is no room for Russian athletes at the Paris Olympics”
Ukraine hinted at a boycott of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Ukraine’s Sports Minister Vadim Gutzeit said on the 26th (Korean time), “If Russian and Belarusian athletes are not banned from participating in the Paris Olympics, we will not rule out a boycott of the Paris Olympics.” On the 24th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky posted on social media that “there is no place for Russian athletes at the Paris Olympics.” It is argued that Russian and Belarusian athletes should be banned from participating in the Paris Olympics.스포츠토토
However, a day later, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said, “It cannot be banned for reasons of passport (nationality).” Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year, and Belarus is actively supporting Russia.
When the IOC released a statement, Minister Gutzeit mentioned a boycott of the Paris Olympics and said, “If Russian and Belarusian athletes participate in the Paris Olympics, we may consider opting out of Ukraine.”
Britain supported Ukraine. Michel Donnellan, UK Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, said, “The IOC’s policy is far from the reality of the war that the Ukrainian people are experiencing.” did,” he said.