MINSK, 26 November (BelTA) - Legendary freestyle wrestler, three-time Olympic champion, seven-time world champion Aleksandr Medved signed an open address of famous Belarusian athletes to the international and Belarusian public, BelTA learned from the press service of the NOC of Belarus.
“I am sure that many Belarusian athletes will sign the letter. This address is important for future generations of our athletes. Many of them are looking forward to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I have participated in the Games three times and I do not tire of repeating: a wonderful event and a spectacle! Every Olympics is unique. During the Games, athletes communicate with each other, get to know each other better. The Games unite people. Sport and politics don't mix. We all want peace and friendship,” Aleksandr Medved stressed.
BelTA reported earlier that the open address had been supported by champions and prizewinners of the Olympic Games, many famous athletes. Representatives of many national teams are expected to sign the address.
European Games champion in wrestling in Baku and Minsk Vasilisa Marzalyuk put forward an initiative to address the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the Belarusian athletes at a meeting of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus on 17 November. The participants of the meeting agreed to endorse it if the initiative to address the IOC is supported by the majority of Belarusian sportsmen.