World Athletics Federation: Prohibits Russian Compititors

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World Athletics Federation prohibits Russian competitors from Tuesday in response to Russian incursion on Ukraine. ThereforeWorld Athletics Federation has taken the decision to ban Belarus and Russian Athletic

According to an AFP report, World Athletics Federation president Sebastian Coe said

The world is horrified by what Russia has done, aided and abetted by Belarus. World leaders sought to avoid that invasion through diplomatic means but to no avail Russia’s answering intention to invade Ukraine”.

“All athletes, support personnel and officials from Russia and Belarus will be excluded from all World Athletics Series events for the foreseeable future, with immediate effect,” World Athletics was quoted by AFP in its report”Upcoming events include the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22, and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Muscat 22, which begin on Friday in Oman (4 March),” it further said”.

Further, he also added

“Anyone who knows me will understand that imposing sanctions on athletes because of the actions of their government goes against the grain,” he said.

“I have railed against the practice of politicians targeting athletes and sport to make political points when other sectors continue about their business. This is different, as governments, businesses and other international organisations have imposed sanctions and measures against Russia across all sectors. Sport has to step up and join these efforts to end this war and restore peace. We cannot and should not sit this one out,”

Therefore the Russian and Belarusian athletes are suspended in all world competitions ahead of the Ukraine crisis.

The World Athletics has agreed to all the suspensions of the Belarus Federation will further take the meeting on 9-10 march. The FIFA and UEFA, Badminton World Federation suspended  Russian athletes and players.

All the Athletics are in tough times having been suspended because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Sports Responded: World Athletics Federation


Badminton World Federation has suspended all Russian and Belarus athletics, hence all the BWF cancel all the events which would have to take place in two countries.

The top brass of FIBA’s will meet again on 25 of march to take further steps. Euroleague basketball team also suspended the Russian teams CSKA Moscow and also its sponsorship deal with VTB bank in Russia.


International Sports Climbing federation has suspended the boulder speed World cup schedule in April in Moscow.


The international Fencing federation said that it had implemented the IOC’s recommendation from February 25to cancel all the events in Russia and Belarus.

According to Russian Billionaire, Alisher Usmanov resigned from FIE president.

Field Hockey:

The International Hockey Federation has to cancel from hockey junior Worldcup which will take place in South Africa.


the international judo federation has also cancelled the grand slam in Kazan, which will take place in May. Hence Vladimir Putin is the ambassador of IJF.


The Tennis international bodies said that Russian and Belarusian players could continue to compete in international events and the grand slams, but not under the name or flag of their nations.

Therefore these are the decision that came after the World Athletics Federation decision.

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