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The IOC called for a boycott of the Friendship Games in Russia



The IOC considers the World Friendship Games a politicized event

The International Olympic Committee called on all countries to boycott the World Friendship Games in Russia. According to the organization, these competitions are allegedly politicized.

As stated on website The IOC and the Olympic movement condemn any manifestations of politicization of sports. The organization believes that the Russian government is creating a politicized sporting event.

It also says that the IOC insists on refusing to participate in or support any initiatives that relate to the politicization of international sports.

Previously, the IOC had already demanded that countries not take part in the World Friendship Games, which will be held in Russia from September 15 to 29, 2024.

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