The push from Ukraine to have Russian and Belarusian athletes barred from the 2024 Olympics is gathering pace with fresh support coming from Denmark.
Ukraine steps up moves to exclude Russia from Olympics
Ukraine has stepped up its efforts to lobby international sports leaders against Russian participation in next year’s Paris Olympics as indications mount that the Games could witness the biggest boycott since the Cold War.
A meeting of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee did not commit to a boycott but approved plans to consult with and persuade sports officials around the world over the next two months.
Denmark’s culture minister said on Friday that his country is opposed to Russian athletes’ participation in Paris 2024 even under a neutral flag, according to local news agency Ritzau.
“It is Denmark’s official position that we must not waver in relation to Russia,” Danish Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt said.