MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) – Belarusian and Russian athletes have been granted the right to play under the FIDE flag until the end of 2023, BelTA learned from the FIDE press service.
The previous decision for the participation of Belarusians and Russians in international tournaments was valid through 31 December 2022. “The right to play under the FIDE flag is granted until 1 January 2024, unless decided otherwise. After this period, in the absence of other requests, the player will automatically be returned to the previous federation,” the organization's statement reads.
Earlier, FIDE banned the teams of Belarus and Russia from the federation's competitions but allowed the athletes of both the countries to perform in international tournaments in the neutral status.