• 22/04/2024 12:08

The mayor of Paris said that Russian and Belarusian athletes “will not be welcome” at the 2024 Olympics

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 31, 2024

The mayor of Paris said that Russian and Belarusian athletes “will not be welcome” at the 2024 Olympics

Anne Hidalgo does not support the participation of athletes from aggressor states at the Games in the capital of France.

City the head of Paris Anne Hidalgo spoke about the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at the Olympic Games 2024.

As Le Monde reports, during her visit to Kiev on 28 In March, she said that athletes from aggressor states would not be welcome in the capital of France.

“I want to tell Russian and Belarusian athletes that they will not be welcome in Paris, and to tell Ukrainian athletes and all Ukrainian people, that we support them very much,” Hidalgo said.

She also visited the training center of Ukrainian athletes.

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

Recall that on December 8, 2023, the IOC decided toadmitRussians and Belarusians to the 2024 Olympics as “individual neutral athletes.” 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 .

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