The World Athletics Federation granted six Russian athletes the right to participate in international competitions as ‘neutral athletes’. However, all Russian players who invaded Ukraine are banned from participating in international competitions, so they cannot actually participate in international competitions.
The World Athletics Federation said on the 7th (Korean time), “The Doping Review Board has approved Nikita Anishchenkov, Nikita Kurbanov (long jump), Artem Chermosasky, Danil Tsetchera (long jump) and Marina Kovaleva (track long jump). ), Maxim Piankin (walker) will be allowed to compete in international competitions,” and then “(but)안전놀이터 the disposition of ‘Russian and Belarusian players banned from international competitions’ that took effect on March 1, 2022 will remain intact. “, he announced.
The Russian Athletics Federation was banned from participating in all international competitions in November 2015 due to a systematic doping cover-up.
As a result, at the Rio Olympics held in August 2016, Klishina, the women’s long jump, was the only Russian track and field athlete to compete. However, he could not wear the Russian flag and played as a neutral nation.
Afterwards, the World Athletics Federation eased the interception of individual participation qualifications and allowed some Russian athletes to participate in international competitions. The doping review board reviews the doping history of individual Russian players before granting individual qualifications.
As 6 additional athletes were qualified that day, the total number of Russian athletes who can participate in international competitions has increased to 79.
Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics, but it seems that they will not be able to compete in the Olympics due to the World Athletics Federation’s disciplinary action.
The record recognition period for acquiring the right to participate in the Olympics is from July of this year to June of next year on a track & field basis.
Reuters predicted, “At the IOC, Belarusian and Russian athletes will seek to return to the international stage through Asian competitions, but it will be difficult for track and field athletes to participate in the Paris Games.”