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Declaration by the IOC against the politicisation of sport

Declaration concerning the apparently first edition of the “Summer Friendship Games” to be held in Moscow and Ekaterinburg, Russia, in September 2024, and the “Winter Friendship Games” in Sochi, Russia, in 2026.

The Olympic Movement strongly condemns any initiative to fully politicise sport, in particular the establishment of fully politicised sports events by the Russian government.

The IOC strongly urges all stakeholders of the Olympic Movement and all governments to reject any participation in, and support of, any initiative that intends to fully politicise international sport.

Source: IOC

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