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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark is against Russian athletes collaborating within the Paris Olympics subsequent 12 months even underneath a impartial flag, the nation’s tradition minister mentioned on Friday in response to native information company Ritzau.
“It’s Denmark’s official place that we should not waver in relation to Russia,” Danish Tradition Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt mentioned.
“The federal government’s line is obvious. Russia should be banned from all worldwide sports activities so long as their assaults on Ukraine proceed,” he mentioned.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced final week that athletes from Russia, banned from competitions in Europe, is likely to be allowed to take part within the Olympic Video games on account of be held in Paris subsequent 12 months.
That prompted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to induce the IOC to ban Russia.
Poland and the three Baltic nations on Thursday referred to as on worldwide sports activities our bodies to ban athletes from Russia and Belarus from the Olympics, with Estonia threatening to boycott the Paris video games if Russian athletes should not eliminated type the competitors.
(Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Enhancing by Toby Chopra)