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