Athletistic/Others. IOC President Thomas Bach said Ukraine should not punish its athletes by boycotting the Paris Olympics.

“Why should Ukraine deprive its athletes of the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games and deprive them of their dream?” – said Bach, referring to Die Zeit.

On December 8, the IOC authorized Russians and Belarusians to participate in the Paris Olympic Games under neutral status. However, they will not be allowed to participate in all team events.

The Paris Olympic Games are scheduled for 2024 and will take place from July 26 to August 11.

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