Athletistic/Others. Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Physical Culture and Sports Dmitry Svishchev expressed his opinion on the main disappointment of 2023 in response to a question from Sport Express. According to him, the main disappointment was the action of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“This year the IOC has again caused disappointment. The decisions taken were inconsistent and each time something new. Each of their statements becomes a disaster for the IOC itself. They promote ideas not related to the Olympism, apply suspensions on a national basis, make recommendations not related to Olympism. to allow our athletes to participate in international competitions, and they also ban Russia from hosting major sporting events, “noted Svishchev in an interview with Sport-Express.

On December 8, the IOC decided to allow Russians and Belarusians to participate in the Paris Olympic Games in neutral status. However, they will not be able to participate in all team competitions and the display of official symbols of Russia and Belarus will also be prohibited. The Paris Olympic Games are scheduled for 2024 and will take place from July 26 to August 11.

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