• 23/06/2024 19:42

Despite admission in neutral status: Russian and Belarusian fencers will not be at the 2024 Olympics

ByИван Дунаев

Apr 26, 2024

 Despite admission in a neutral status: Russian and Belarusian fencers will not be at the 2024 Olympics

Not a single athlete from the aggressor states will compete at the Olympic fencing tournament in Paris.

Russian and Belarusian fencers will not compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

This was announced by the President of the European Fencing Confederation Giorgio Scarso in interview with France24.

According to him, none of the Russians and Belarusians showed up for the Olympic qualifying tournament in Luxembourg, which will be the last before the 2024 Games. Also, fencers from the aggressor states did not participate in previous qualifying competitions.

“Unfortunately, there are no Russian or Belarusian athletes. The application submission date has passed. The reason for their absence is unknown, there was no official letter of explanation,” – said Scarso.

The 2024 Olympic Games will be held from July 26 to August 11 in Paris.

Recall that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) against the backdrop of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine admittedRussian and Belarusian athletes to the 2024 Olympics in a neutral status. They will only be able to compete in individual competitions, while teams from aggressor countries will not be allowed. Any national symbols of the Russian Federation and Belarus are also prohibited – anthems, flags, etc.

In addition, Russian and Belarusian athletes who publicly support the war or have contracts with the armies of aggressor states will not be allowed to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games .

It was also reported that Russian and Belarusian athletes were not allowed to attend the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics.

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