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.