Borzov: Russian athletes had to wait until the end of the war to participate in the Olympics

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A member of the International Olympic Committee rightly believes that now is not the time to accept athletes from aggressor countries.

The time for the end of the disqualification of Russian athletes has not yet come. This is the opinion of Valery Borzov, a member of the International Olympic Committee, a famous athlete in the past.

According to the functionary, before allowing the Russians and Belarusians, the consequences of such a decision should be thought through, as there will likely be conflicts in the competitions.

“I want to consider this issue not from a political point of view, but from the point of view of human values. We first need to ask the population of Ukraine how they will feel about the meeting of athletes in athletes of Russia and Belarus in their daily routine, in the dining room, on the podium, how would they feel after that, back in Ukraine, in their destroyed towns and cities where women were kidnapped and raped, where the Russians threatened them with dirty bombs and insulted their country.

From a human point of view, this is completely understandable and the answer is very clear: it is advisable for Russian and Belarusian athletes to wait until the end of the war for their participation in the Olympic Games.

I express my opinion quite openly, I adhere to human values. I express my position, even if it conflicts with the IOC.

I am a citizen of Ukraine. I cannot accept another point of view,” Borzov was quoted as saying by Inside The Games.

It will be remembered that the previous 30 countries requested that the IOC not let the Russians compete.

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Source: korrespondent

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