Request to World Aquatics for admission of Russians amid escalation of Palestinian-Israeli conflict is useless – Brusnikina

Three-time Olympic champion, president of the Russian Synchronized Swimming Federation Olga Brusnikina On the air of the program “There is a topic” on , she said that she considered the request to World Aquatics for the admission of Russians to international competitions unnecessary in the context of the escalation of Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Previously, World Aquatics published the criteria for the admission of Russians to international competitions, which comply with the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee. Among the conditions are the absence of state symbols and active support for the Northern Military District. In addition, those who have received authorization will be prohibited from crossing the mixed zone or participating in press conferences.

According to the restrictions indicated, only solo performances are allowed in synchronized swimming, and this type of program is not Olympic. Thus, the Russian team will not participate in the 2024 Games in Paris. Since 2000, the Russian team has been invincible at the Olympic Games in this sport.

— When we see how the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is evolving, but in which no one is excluded, is there a desire to report it to the international federation? Or is it useless?

– It seems to me that this is of no use. They will receive this question via other sources. We will not receive a response to this. Here, those who make the decision are probably already preparing an answer to this question,” Brusnikina said on .

The escalation of the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict began on the morning of October 7. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in a speech to the nation that the country was in a state of war.

Source : MatchTV

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