The IOC authorizes the participation under a neutral flag of Russians and Belarusians in the 2024 Olympic Games


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For now only 11 “neutral athletes” are qualified for the competition.

The Russian flag next to the ol
The Russian flag next to the Olympic one at the Sochi games.KAY NIETFELDEFE

He International Olympic Committee This Friday, it authorized the participation in the Paris Olympic Games of Russian and Belarusian athletes under a neutral flag, excluding team events, and as long as they have not actively supported the war in Ukraine.

Only 11 “neutral individual athletes” are currently classified for the competition – eight Russians and three Belarusians -, according to the IOC in a statement, compared to about 60 Ukrainians.

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