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IOC gives conditions for athletes from Russia and Belarus

The measure does not apply to their participation in Paris 2024

Russian athletes received on Tuesday the conditions to return to international sporting events. Although the International Olympic Committee assured that its guidelines to sports organizations do not include the Paris 2024 Games.

The Committee's recommendations do not apply to the Paris Games that start in 16 months

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"The IOC will make a decision in appropriate time regarding their participation in the Olympics," said IOC President Thomas Bach.

The Russian Defense Ministry noted that more than 20 Tokyo Olympic medalists held military rank in 2021 and more than half were Army-affiliated athletes.

The governing bodies of each sport will now have to decide the conditions of participation and eligibility in each event, which includes the qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.


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