taekwondo olympic champions Maxim Khramtsov And Vladislav Larin were not accredited for the World Cup, so the restrictions imposed on Russian athletes do not apply to them as spectators, according to a survey by the World Taekwondo Federation (World Taekwondo ).
Khramtsov and Larin were not allowed to participate in the world championship held in Baku, but went to the tournament. The governing body has launched an investigation after Russia’s taekwondo team head coach Vadim Ivanov said the athletes traveled to the Azerbaijani capital as part of a squad.
– World Taekwondo investigated this fact and can confirm that the athletes in question were not accredited to participate in the World Championships and did not have access to any official competition or training area. Any interaction of these athletes with individual neutral athletes and support personnel in Baku took place outside of official competitions and training grounds and is therefore outside the jurisdiction of World Taekwondo.
There were no restrictions for these athletes to attend the World Championships in the stands as spectators. World Taekwondo terms apply only to their participation in the tournament as athletes or support personnel.
In accordance with IOC recommendations, World Taekwondo has introduced a ban on the display of Russian or Belarusian flags, emblems or symbols at the competition venue. Those rules were adhered to by neutral athletes and support staff, as well as those in the stands, a federation spokesperson said in a statement quoted by Inside the Games.
The world championship in Baku ended on June 4.
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