The All-Russian Swimming Federation (ARSF) intends to demand the full restoration of the rights of Russians to participate in competitions under the auspices of the World Swimming Federation, the president of the All-Russian Swimming Federation told . Vladimir Salnikov .
The decision was taken at the next meeting of the Presidium of the WFTU.
Previously, World Aquatics published criteria for the admission of Russians to competitions under its auspices, which, in addition to the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee, include a ban on communicating with the media at international tournaments of World Aquatics and restrictions on the number of applications. Russians to participate in a discipline.
— At the meeting, the Presidium decided to seek the full restoration of the legal rights of our athletes to participate in competitions under uniform conditions for athletes of all countries, in accordance with paragraph 3 of the World Swimming Constitution.
— If someone asks for neutrality status, will you forbid it?
– We will neither prohibit nor encourage. However, each athlete must understand that he bears all the risks – there is a question of safety when participating in competitions, and that is why, as you remember, World Aquatics did not invite our athletes to the World Championships in Budapest,” Salnikov told .
Source : MatchTV
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