MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia are planning to hold a forum of athletes, Chairwoman of the Athletes' Commission of the Russian Olympic Committee Sofya Velikaya said at the meeting in Moscow.
"Together with our colleagues from the NOC of Belarus, we discussed the current situation in international sport, talked over further interaction and events that need to be planned in the future. We have an idea to organize a forum for Russian and Belarusian athletes," Sofya Velikaya said.
"We are monitoring the situation together and see that we are concerned about one and the same issues. Together we are thinking about how to make the work of our commissions more interesting and productive” added Aliaksandr Bahdanovich, Chairman of the Athletes' Commission of the NOC of Belarus. “We are living through the time of injustice when our athletes are seen as some kind of outcasts. This is very bad. Therefore we meet to show that we are together and to stand against discrimination together.”