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01 March 2022, 17:18

International Ski Federation bans Russian and Belarusian athletes from its events

MINSK, 1 March (BelTA) - The International Ski Federation (FIS) has banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing in its events until the end of the current season, BelTA has learned.

On its official website the FIS said that its Council made this decision following the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board recommendation, and for the safety of all the participants.

The FIS Council does not take the decision lightly not to allow any athlete to participate in any competition and is only doing so in accordance with the FIS Statues, which states ‘FIS shall conduct its activities in a politically neutral manner', which is a cornerstone of the FIS values, the federation said.

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