Russo-Belarus to join Hangzhou “Asian Games invitation not yet received”

Russia “IOC, OCA are dictatorships”

Russia and Belarus will not be participating in the Asian Games, 한국야동 which open in Hangzhou, China on August 23.

“Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that ‘nine

days before the start of the Games, we still have not received an invitation,'” Russian

state-run Tass news agency reported on Thursday (local time).

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which organizes the Asian Games, had planned

to invite up to 500 athletes from Russia and Belarus to the Hangzhou Asian Games.

The idea is to help athletes from both countries qualify for next year’s Paris Olympics

after a year and a half of international absence.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February last year, 성인웹툰 the International Olympic

Committee (IOC) banned not only Russia, but also Belarus, which supported the

invasion, from competing in international events. In March of this year, it opened the

way for athletes who did not support the war and were not affiliated with the military

to compete in “individual status”. Since then, Russian and Belarusian athletes have

competed in international events in judo, table tennis, and taekwondo. The OCA also

pushed for Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the Asian Games.

However, in the end, only Asian nations will participate in the Hangzhou Asian

Games, which kick off on the 23rd. “The IOC blocked our participation in the Asian

Games,” said Igor Levitin, an assistant to the Russian president. The IOC is such an

autocratic organization that it ignores the decisions of the OCA.”

Russia does not plan to boycott the Paris Games, however. “There were Olympic

boycotts in Moscow in 1980 and Los Angeles in 1984 for political reasons,” Pozdnyakov

said. They did not benefit anyone, only the athletes,” 19가이드03 Mr. Pozdnyakov said.

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