While the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has officially approved the invitation of Russian and Belarusian athletes to the Asian Summer Games to be held in Hangzhou, China in September, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is not accepting any official invitations. He said he hadn’t received it yet.메이저사이트
According to TASS News on the 9th (Korean time), ROC Chairman Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that he had not been contacted to invite his players to the Hangzhou Asian Games through his social network service (SNS).
The day before, OCA approved up to 500 Russian and Belarusian players to compete in the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
This is a measure to help athletes from the two countries, who have not participated in international competitions for more than a year since the international community sanctioned Russia and Belarus, which invaded Ukraine in February last year, to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
OCA, which hosts the Asian Games, caused controversy by announcing in March that it would unilaterally invite athletes from the two countries without coordination with 45 member countries. was satisfied with the policy of
OCA elected a new chairman on the 7th at a general meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, and confirmed the invitation of Russian and Belarus players to the Asian Games on the 8th.
Athletes from Russia and Belarus on the European continent will participate in the Asian Games in Hangzhou as neutral countries and will not be awarded medals. It has not been decided which events Russian and Belarusian athletes will compete in.
ROC President Pozdnyakov said, “Despite the IOC’s recommendation (allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the Paris Olympics qualifiers), no tangible decision has been made in this regard for several months.” It makes no sense to consider and discuss.”
Interpreted as complaints that the IOC and OCA are promoting the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions, but that the International Sports Organization (IF) for each event, which holds the key to the Olympic qualifiers and finals for each event, has not made a clear decision and has fallen into a stalemate. do.
Whether or not Russian and Belarusian players will participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games as well as next year’s Paris Olympics is completely decided by the IF.
Regarding the fact that there is no clear policy, Chairman Pozdnyakov said, “Since there is not much time left until the opening of the Asian Games, it is questionable whether (our) players will be able to train enough to achieve the necessary results.” There is nothing to say about the back,” he said, showing a sour reaction.
The IOC nailed down that Russian and Belarusian athletes must have no connection to the armies of the two countries in order to participate in the Paris Olympics, and they cannot participate in the team event, but only in the individual event as a neutral qualification.
The Hangzhou Asian Games kick off on September 23rd.