February 23, 2024 7:02 pm

IOC to keep ‘discriminatory’ rules for Paris Olympics — RT World News

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
WhatsApp
Telegram

URGENT: JUST 11 DAYS REMAIN TO HELP SAVE INDEPENDENT MEDIA & ANR, TO ENSURE WE ARE FULLY FUNDED FOR NEXT MONTH,SO LET'S CUT THE BS & GET TO THE POINT - WE WILL BE FORCED LAY OFF STAFF & REDUCE OPERATIONS UNLESS WE ARE FULLY FUNDED WITHIN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS - Sadly, less than 0.5% of readers currently donate or subscribe to us But YOU can easily change that. Imagine the impact we'd make if 3 in 10 readers supported us today. To start with we’d remove this annoying banner as we could fight for a full year...

Allowing Russians to compete as neutral athletes has mostly been “without incident” so far, the body has said

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has pledged to keep its strict admittance rules in place for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, citing support from international sports federations. Moscow considers them discriminatory and says they show the sports body’s double standards. 

The IOC noted that it will maintain its policy in a communique published on Tuesday, following the Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. Participants were informed that events allowing holders of Russian and Belarusian passports to compete as neutral athletes “have largely been without incident.”

The chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, Emma Terho, and International Summer Sports Federations representatives have supported admittance to the Paris Games under the terms. IOC President Thomas Bach previously indicated that the body’s executive board may make a final decision on the issue next March.

The IOC recommended banning all Russian and Belarusian athletes from international events, after the Ukraine conflict escalated into open hostilities last year. The revision came in March.

The new rules allow some Russian and Belarusian citizens to compete, provided that they distance themselves from the policies of their respective governments. Kiev and some of its Western backers have blasted the partial relief.

Russia considers the terms humiliating for its athletes and has accused the IOC of politicizing sports. The disagreement was highlighted last month at the UN General Assembly, when member states were preparing to vote on a traditional truce during the Paris Games.

Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, Maria Zabolotskaya, lashed out at Bach for the “illegal barring” of athletes, which she called “the height of hypocrisy and cynicism the likes of which we have not seen in recent history.”

“The double standards and the segregation based on nationality upheld by the IOC leadership is a violation of basic human rights,” she stated.

Earlier in the month, the IOC triggered a firestorm in Russia with its policy justifications.

It had stated that “athletes cannot be held responsible for the actions of their governments” and warned against discrimination in the context of the unfolding Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza. Asked by a Russian sport news outlet why the hostilities in Ukraine warrant a different approach, the committee claimed that Moscow and Belarus were punished for breaking the Olympic truce.

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the Olympic Charter does not mention this, unlike UN resolutions. The ministry listed numerous examples of nations engaged in armed conflicts participating in the Olympics. The US, it noted, was bombing Vietnam during the 1968 games in Mexico City and did not face any sanctions.

Source link

Opinion pieces don’t necessarily reflect the position of our news site but of our Opinion writers.

Original Source: IOC to keep ‘discriminatory’ rules for Paris Olympics — RT World News

Support the ANR from as little as $8 – it only takes a minute. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Thank you.

Related News

Let’s not lose touch…Your Government and Big Tech are actively trying to censor the information reported by The ANR to serve their own needs. Subscribe now to make sure you receive the latest uncensored news in your inbox…

Australian National Review is Australia’s first real free and independent press, one with no editorial control by the elite, but a publication that can generate critical thinkers and critical debate and hold those spreading mistruths and deliberate propaganda in mainstream media to account.

News with a difference that will be educational, compelling and create a platform for political and social change in this country and address the real issues facing this country and the world.

Discover more from The ANR

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Watch Full Documentary

URGENT: JUST 3 DAYS REMAIN TO HELP SAVE INDEPENDENT MEDIA & ANR, SO LET'S CUT THE BS & GET TO THE POINT - WE WILL BE FORCED TO LAY OFF STAFF & REDUCE OPERATIONS UNLESS WE ARE FULLY FUNDED WITHIN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS

Sadly, less than 0.5% of readers currently donate or subscribe to us But YOU can easily change that. Imagine the impact we'd make if 3 in 10 readers supported us today. To start with we’d remove this annoying banner as we could fight for a full year...

Get access to TruthMed- how to save your family and friends that have been vaxx with vaccine detox, & how the Unvaxxed can prevent spike protein infection from the jabbed.

Free with ANR Subscription from $8