ISU won’t allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in ISU competitions

Posted on 2022-03-01 • 2 comments


The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced that it will not allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in ISU competitions due to the situation in Ukraine until further notice, according to the ISU website.

photo Reuters / Evgenia Novozhenina

As noted, the ISU made this decision in order to “protect the integrity of the competition and ensure the safety of all participants”, as well as following the recommendation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Russian and Belarusian athletes cannot be invited to participate in ISU championships and other competitions under the auspices of the union.


“Following the IOC recommendation, in order to protect the integrity of ice skating competitions and for the safety of all the participants of international ice skating competitions, the ISU Council based on Article 17.i.q)i) of the ISU Constitution, agreed that with immediate effect and until further notice, no Skaters belonging to the ISU Members in Russia (Russian Skating Union and the Figure Skating Federation of Russia) and Belarus (Skating Union of Belarus) shall be invited or allowed to participate in International ice skating Competitions including ISU Championships and other ISU Events. The same applies to Officials listed in the respective ISU Communications and/or Regulations under Russia and Belarus.

The ISU Council will continue to closely monitor the situation in Ukraine and its impact on the ISU activity and will take additional steps if and when required.”


2 Responses to “ISU won’t allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in ISU competitions”

  1. Renate says:

    If a country kill his brothers and sisters awfully and hunts them to death and destroys everything…I do mot want to see one person with the opinion this is ok. We cannot play peace and happiness when at tje same time people are killed. No. Stop this criminal war and we can see each other and admire Russion FS. Not before. Russion had always the meaning that they are superior in moral thing. I had this
    Meaning too. I am very disapponted. This was the right decision.Excuse me…doping and war….Mr. Shulin, do not tell such nonsense. Yoe know exactly how it is.

  2. gandolfo says:

    Exactly like they did to usa when they were bombing irak and afghanistan, or israel when they routinley bomb palestina and siria! what a bunch of hypocrites!

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