Connect with us

    Hi, what are you looking for?

    The Times On Ru
    1. The Times On RU
    2. /
    3. Sports
    4. /
    5. Neutral status makes the athlete a “hostage,” according to the ..

    Sports

    Neutral status makes the athlete a “hostage,” according to the ROC

    MOSCOW, December 15, Andrey Simonenko. President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that athletes, by choosing a neutral status, become hostages of other people’s interests, but the organization is ready to help them.
    On December 8, the IOC announced the admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes to the Games in Paris in an individual neutral status, subject to a number of criteria. According to the decision of the executive committee, neutral athletes and their personnel must refrain from any activity related to the national flag, anthem, emblem or any other symbol of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, national federations or Olympic committees, as well as from supporting the CBO at any official event or in Media before, during and after the Olympic Games.
    “”We live in a free state, where everyone has the right to make their own choice, the president stated this. But by choosing neutralization, the athlete becomes a hostage to other people's interests. We are ready to help every athlete figure it out . This is due to the signing of declarations of a political nature, which cannot be avoided, and the abandonment of the national flag. Also, neutral athletes cannot count on the participation of international federations, ROCs in their preparation, and the IOC clearly ruled this out back in March. Each neutralized athlete will be alone alone with a set of problems that have nothing to do with sports,” Pozdnyakov said in a report presented at the Olympic meeting of the ROC.

    Click to comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Take A Look

    You may be interested in:

    Business

    Eurostar hopes to serve 30 million passengers a year Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Eurostar to order 50 new trains as rail tunnel operator Channel...

    Auto

    LUKOIL motor oils and technical fluids were selected by KAI Rus, official distributor of the Kaiyi brand in Russia, for car servicing. Cars of...

    Auto

    BMW is trying to restructure the designation of its models in order to avoid confusion between their “hydrocarbon” and electric versions, which will still...

    Culture

    MOSCOW, May 1. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on radio Sputnik suggested studying in schools that the prototype of...