Possible Ban of Russia from Paris 2024 Olympics

Paris mayor: No Russian team at 2024 Games if war continues

Credit: Tokyo 2020; Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ariake Gymnastics Centre

PARIS (AP) – According to the Associated Press, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says no Russian team should not be allowed to compete at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine.

Hidalgo previously said Russian competitors could take part under a neutral flag, but she backpedaled on Tuesday in a radio interview with France Info.

Acknowledging that a final decision should be taken by the International Olympic Committee, Hidalgo says she does not want Russian athletes as long as Russia is still invading Ukraine.

She says, “It is not possible to parade as if nothing had happened, to have a delegation that comes to Paris, while the bombs continue to rain on Ukraine.”

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