OLYMPICS

Olympic Body Calls For Russia To Be Excluded From Sports

Feb 28, 2022, 9:40 AM
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Delegation of Team ROC takes part in the Parade of Nations at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the National Stadium (also known as the Bird's Nest). Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)
(Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has made a sweeping move to isolate and condemn Russia because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Olympic body has urged others to exclude the country’s athletes and officials from international events.

The IOC says it’s needed to “protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants.”

It opens the way for FIFA to exclude Russia from a World Cup qualifying playoff match on March 24.

Poland has refused to play the scheduled game against Russia.

The IOC’s call also applied to athletes and officials from Belarus because that country has abetted Russia’s invasion.

For more information regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine visit www.ksltv.com.

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