On Wednesday evening, the Czech government supported the proposal of the Ministry of Sports to ban the participation of individual athletes and sports teams representing the Russian Federation in sports competitions on Czech territory.
This is stated in a statement by the Czech government.
The decision of the Czech government means not only a ban on participation in local competitions for Russians and their representatives but also a ban on the participation of individual athletes and sports teams representing the Czech Republic in competitions in Russia.
The proposal was initiated by sports associations and supported by the leadership of the Czech National Sports Agency.
Athletes from Russia and Belarus have been unable to participate in many sports competitions since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Author - Olena Madiak, 29/06/2023