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Russia issue looms for Paris Olympics, Zelenskyy rebukes IOC

The Post-Star 29 Jan 2023
This time it is Russia waging war on Ukraine ... Ukraine’s sports minister first warned on Thursday of boycotting the Olympics ... Now, 18 months before the Paris opening ceremony and as qualifying ramps up in the 32 sports, the IOC’s revised public stance has provoked anger from Ukraine.
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Olympic neutrality in the face of war angers Zelensky

Hong Kong Standard 29 Jan 2023
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the idea of neutrality in sports at a time when his country's athletes fight and die in war, while their Russian counterparts might be allowed to compete ... And we know how often tyrannies try to use sports for their ideological interests," Zelensky said in a video address.
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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 340 of the invasion

The Observer 29 Jan 2023
According to Ukraine’s defence ministry, Russia carried out attacks on Konstantynivka with multiple rocket launchers ... Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Friday that any attempt to squeeze Moscow out of international sport because of what it calls its special military operation in Ukraine was “doomed to fail”.
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War in Ukraine disrupts supply of skis to Spokane-area shops

The Spokesman-Review 29 Jan 2023
The war in Ukraine only made it harder ... Fischer Sports, for instance, produces more than half of its products in a factory in Mukachevo, a city in southwestern Ukraine near the Hungary and Slovakian border ... Getting product in and out of Ukraine hasn’t been a problem, nor has finding employees, according to sales representatives DeRuwe talked to.
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Zelenskyy issues plea to IF leaders as IOC slammed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister

Inside The Games 29 Jan 2023
Zelenskyy has now written to IF Presidents in a bid to "bring international sports agencies back to the true Olympic principles" as reported by Ukraine’s national news agency Ukrinform ... to decide on the decision of the International Olympic Committee which, unfortunately, wants to open sports to the propaganda influence of the terrorist state.".
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Ukraine steps up efforts to bar Russian athletes from Paris Olympics

Kyodo 29 Jan 2023
Zelenskyy said Ukraine has written to major international sports federations asking them to clarity their position on the International Olympic Committee's plans to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete at the Olympics "under strict conditions.".
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World Athletics’ trans policy isn’t scientific

The Spectator 29 Jan 2023
Russia wants to bleed Ukraine dry before its tanks arrive. This principle says that sports bodies decide the eligibility criteria for trans athletes, they are only able to use data from studies based on athletes in the sport in question.  ... any effect upon sporting performance.
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How the War in Ukraine Became a Magnet for Russia's Career Politicians

Moscow Times 29 Jan 2023
The elites have been dressing for the part since the very beginning of the war, when First Deputy Chief of Staff Sergei Kiriyenko and the United Russia ruling party general secretary Andrei Turchak started the trend, sporting khakis in newly occupied areas of Ukraine.
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Ukraine could boycott Olympics if Russians allowed back, says sports minister

Egypt Independent 28 Jan 2023
Reuters — Ukraine would not rule out boycotting the Olympic Games if Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to compete in the Paris 2024 Games, its sports minister said ... Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, many sports organizations have moved events and ...
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Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happiness

The Associated Press 28 Jan 2023
This time it is Russia waging war on Ukraine ... Ukraine’s sports minister first warned on Thursday of boycotting the Olympics ... Now, 18 months before the Paris opening ceremony and as qualifying ramps up in the 32 sports, the IOC’s revised public stance has provoked anger from Ukraine ... More AP sports.
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Zelenskyy says Olympics chief should visit Ukraine front line

Al Jazeera 28 Jan 2023
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to visit the front-line city of Bakhmut, where Ukraine’s soldiers are engaged in vicious battle with Russian forces ... Russia and its ally Belarus have been excluded from competing in most Olympic sports since the invasion of Ukraine.
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Continental bodies stand by IOC on possible reinstatement of Russia and Belarus

Inside The Games 28 Jan 2023
"With regard to the future participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in international competitions, the EOC appreciates the importance of removing barriers to sport serving as a unifying force," an EOC statement read, while still claiming the body it showing solidarity with Ukraine.
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Zelensky invites Olympics chief to Ukraine frontline city Bakhmut

Urdu Point 28 Jan 2023
Kyiv, Ukraine, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jan, 2023 ) ... Bakhmut, in the eastern region of Donetsk, is currently the epicentre of the fighting in Ukraine ... Russia and its ally Belarus have been excluded from competing in most Olympic sports since the invasion of Ukraine.
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Russia and Belarusian athletes at Asian Games: Asian athletes won't lose medals, quotas says OCA acting president Randhir Singh

Indian Express 28 Jan 2023
Earlier this week, the OCA invited Russian and Belarusian athletes \u2013 who have been exiled from many international sports following the invasion of Ukraine \u2013 to compete at the Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8 ... It is likely that Russia will not be considered for combat sports.
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'Fierce' Battle in Ukraine for Vuhledar Near Donetsk

Moscow Times 28 Jan 2023
news Putin Blasts 'Neo-Nazis' in Ukraine on Holocaust Remembrance Day ... Russia and its ally Belarus have been sidelined from most Olympic sports since the invasion of Ukraine last February ... Ukraine's sports minister warned his country could boycott the games if Russian and Belarusian athletes take part ... Ukraine war , Military , Olympics.

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