“The Russians will not participate in the competition. On Saturday, we will inform you that the decision to suspend is still in effect. – Member of the FIS Council

International Ski Federation (FIS) Council member Martti Uusitalo said no one on the Council supported sending Russian athletes back to the World Cup.

“Nothing has changed, and I don’t see any signs that it will. Russian athletes will not participate in FIS competitions next season.

During the discussion, we said that the decision to withdraw the Russians will apply to next season. After Saturday’s meeting, we will let you know that it remains in effect. We have a unique perspective on this issue,” Uusitalo said in an interview with the publication. Yle Urheilu .

At the end of February, the executive committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that federations ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in competitions because of the situation in Ukraine.

Earlier, Russian Ski Racing Federation President Elena Vyalbe told that the decision on admitting Russians to international competitions will be taken by FIS in October.

Source : MatchTV

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