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IOC recommends banning Russian, Belarusian athletes from international events 

Times of India | 28/02/2022 10:26 PM | Click to read full article

The IOC said the executive board made the decision "to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants".The statement from IOC comes shortly before the Winter Paralympics, which starts in Beijing on Friday.

The IOC also strongly urged federations to ensure that no athlete or sports official from Russia or Belarus would be allowed to take part under the name of Russia or Belarus.