Will Russia be Banned from Paris 2024?
First published: Friday June 3rd, 2022
Russia and Belarus are banned
Before I start, I do not support Russia or Belarus in the situation involving the invasion. I am fully on Ukraine's side. Now to the olympic ban news. In a statement made on April 27, 2022, Russian sports minister Oleg Matystin has, "expressed hope the nation will not be banned from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with the nation largely blocked from international sport due to the invasion of Ukraine." accoding to InsidetheGames.biz . Also, InsidetheGame.biz says, Paris's mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has hinted at the possibility of her backing a ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing. So, it is up to Hidalgo and the president of France to decide. Ukrainian refugees have teamed up with Switzerland, and some Ukrainian athletes will compete with Switzerland. So there is hope for Ukraine to compete in Paris 2024. I'm FudgyOreo111, have a nice day.