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In response to the appeal of the Ukrainian Weightlifting Federation, the International IWF and the European EWF applied sanctions against Russia and Belarus for the war against Ukraine, the Minister of Youth announced and Sports of Ukraine Vadim Gutzeit.
Athletes, coaches and judges from Russia and Belarus have been suspended from all competitions under the auspices of the IWF and EWF.
Without representatives of the aggressor countries, in particular, The World Junior Championship, the European Championship, the World Championship among boys and girls under 17 years old, the European Championship among boys and girls under 15 and under 17 years old will be held.
Athletes are also prohibited from competing under a neutral flag.
Russia was deprived of the right to hold the European Championship among boys and girls, which was supposed to be held in 2022.
Official persons from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus have been suspended from sports organizations, with the exception of the first vice-president of the EWF from Russia.
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