The IOC recommends the return of the Russians to competition, but delays for the 2024 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee recommended on Tuesday March 28 the reinstatement of Russian and Belarusian athletes in international competitions, under a neutral banner and “ individually if they did not actively support the war in Ukraine. But the executive board of the organization will decide “ at the appropriate time of their possible participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics, which Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries threaten to boycott in the event of Russian presence, said IOC President Thomas Bach during a press conference. Pressed for weeks to clarify its position, the Olympic body announced last December ” explore ways to bring the banished back into the fold of world sport, after recommending their banishment at the end of February 2022 due to the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army, with the support of neighboring Belarus.