Ukrainians may compete individually at 2024 Olympics if national team boycotts Games in Paris
Ukrainian athletes will be allowed to compete individually at the 2024 Olympics if the Ukrainian national team boycotts it because of the possible participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes
Espreso TV reported the information.
The corresponding statement was made by Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine for European Integration Andriy Chesnokov during an open hearing on the suspension of athletes from Russia and Belarus from participating in the 2024 Olympics.
According to him, if Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to participate in the 2024 Olympics, Ukraine will boycott the Games. At the same time, Chesnokov added that if some Ukrainian athletes wish to compete in Paris, they will be able to obtain individual permission to do so.
On March 30, the Cabinet of Ministers banned Ukrainian athletes from competing in the same competitions as Russians and Belarusians. This decision drew criticism from many famous Ukrainian athletes.
On March 28, the IOC recommended that international federations decide at their discretion whether to allow Russians and Belarusians to compete.
On March 30, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers decided that Ukrainian athletes will boycott tournaments featuring athletes from Russia or Belarus.
On April 25, PACE President Tiny Kox called it unacceptable for Russians and Belarusians to participate in the 2024 Olympics because of Russia's war against Ukraine.