Athletistic / Synchronized swimming. Russian Svetlana Romashina, seven-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming, shared her opinion on athletes changing their Russian nationality to participate in the Olympic Games.

“Personally, I have a calm attitude towards athletes who change their citizenship. I am definitely not going to shout: ‘Traitors’. People make their own choice. Either you accept it, or you sit back and continue to criticize them . I don’t.” “Championship,” Romashina quotes.

After the start of a special military operation (SVO) in Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) called for the suspension of all Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competitions. In this context, a number of athletes from different sports have changed their sporting citizenship.