UK urges Olympic sponsors to support ban on Russians

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 UK urged Olympic sponsors to support ban on Russians

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The British government called on the largest sponsors of the Olympics to put pressure on the International Olympic Committee to prevent the participation of Russians and Belarusians in the competition, writes The Guardian.

to which London applied – Coca-Cola, Intel, Samsung, Visa and others.

“We know that sports and politics in Russia and Belarus are closely intertwined, and we aim to prevent the regimes of the Russian Federation from and Belarus used sports for their propaganda purposes. Russia and Belarus should not return to competition until Vladimir Putin ends their illegal war,” the government wrote in a letter.

and Belarusian athletes to participate in competitions. However, in January 2023, the president of the committee, Thomas Bach, called for Russians and Belarusians to be allowed to participate in the 2024 Olympics.

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