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13 December 2021, 18:49

Olympic summit speaks against any politicization of sport

Photo courtesy of Belarus' NOC
Photo courtesy of Belarus' NOC

MINSK, 13 December (BelTA) - The Olympic Summit stands firmly against any politicization of the Olympic Games and sport, and strongly emphasized the need for the political neutrality of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the entire Olympic Movement, reads the declaration published on the official website of the International Olympic Committee, BelTA learned from the press service of the NOC of Belarus.

The Olympic Summit was held virtually in Lausanne, Switzerland, under the chairmanship of IOC President Thomas Bach. The participants were informed of the final preparations for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, with a series of successful test events. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be the start of a new era of global winter sport.

The summit welcomed the IOC's decision to give up to an extra $10 million to the fight against doping. The IOC is giving another $2.5 million to the latest research program, to bring some of these projects, like the new genetic sequencing and the Dried Blood Spot Test, to full fruition. The IOC also proposed to strengthen the investigative powers of the WADA Intelligence and Investigative Unit.

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