“The threat of boycotting the Paris Olympics violates the Olympic Charter” Ukraine “Russia’s invasion violates the Olympic spirit”
According to the British media BBC on the morning of the 10th (Korean time), IOC President Thomas Bach said in a letter to Ukraine’s Sports Minister Vadim Gutzeit, “The Ukrainian Olympic Committee’s threat to boycott the Paris Olympics is very regrettable.” Gutzeit also serves as the president of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee.
Ukraine said that it must ban the Russians who perpetrated the aggression and Belarus, Russia’s friendly country, from participating in the Paris Olympics, and that if that is not the case, they will mobilize all means, including a boycott. 토토사이트
“Ukraine is putting pressure on international sports organizations, IOC members and Olympic hosts to participate,” Bach said.
“It is premature to threaten a boycott,” Bach said. However, in a statement on the 26th of last month, the IOC said, “We cannot ban participation on the grounds of passport (nationality),” and said, “You can participate in the Olympics as well as the preliminary rounds with neutral qualifications.” There was no mention of Russian or Belarusian players in the statement, but no matter who sees it, neutral qualification means Russian and Belarusian players.
The Ukrainian sports community refuted Bach’s letter, saying, “The IOC is siding with the bad side and ignoring the victims of the invasion,” and “violation of the Olympic charter and spirit is war.”