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The United States urges barring Russia, and Belarus from all global sports federations

It was also claimed that national and international sports organizations should consider suspending the broadcasting of sports competitions in Russia and Belarus.


The United States urges barring Russia, and Belarus from all global sports federations
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The United States and its partners have urged to suspend the membership of the national sports federations of Russia and Belarus within all international federations, the US Department of State said in a statement on Tuesday.



"Russian and Belarusian sport national governing bodies should be suspended from international sport federations," the statement reads, adding that such an announcement was made in view of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.


"Individuals closely aligned to the Russian and Belarusian states, including but not limited to government officials, should be removed from positions of influence on international sport federations, such as boards and organizing committees," the statement continued.


According to the statement from the US Department of State-

National and international sports organizations should consider suspending the broadcasting of sports competitions into Russia and Belarus


On February 28, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued recommendations to international sports federations to bar athletes from Russia and Belarus from taking part in international tournaments, referring to a special military operation in Ukraine.


Following the IOC recommendations in late February, the majority of global sports federations decided to bar athletes from Russia and Belarus from all international sports tournaments.


In late May, IOC President Thomas Bach stated that the world’s current situation was against the return of Russian athletes back to the international level of sports competitions.


Source: TASS

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