International sports bodies have come together to isolate Russia on Monday for its invasion of Ukraine and pushed Moscow to be treated as an outcast. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has appealed to the sports body to further exclude Russia from International events including the football World Cup. The International Olympic Committee stated that it needed to “protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all participants”.
Fifa game forward and announced their removal from the world cup ahead of its qualifying matches. Poland refused to play them as a sign of solidarity for Ukrainians.
The world rugby executive committee has also refrained to include them and Belarus in any of the international rugby matches.
Exclusion Of Russia Causes A Worldwide Debate
FIFA and UEFA are in talks regarding the way they will be suspending their national and club teams. Putin’s Golden Olympic order which was given to him in 2001 has been withdrawn the International Olympic Committee said in a statement.
The Olympic committees also regulated the athletes and officials from Belarus which has helped them in the invasion by allowing its territory as a station for Russian troops. Even though the countries are banned from entering the Olympics there is a complete ban on the Russian and Belarusian Olympic Committee. Sports bodies from all across are Europe are against them and refuse to host or play against teams from the country.
Finland wants to ban the Soviet hockey team from the men’s Hockey Championship which they will host in may of this year, The Swiss soccer committee said they will not play against their team will not play against them in July and the German Football Club Schalke said they would not associate with them any further with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom.
As the days passed FIFA declined to ban the Soviets from the world cup instated the country’s National team will participate under the name of its Federation the “football Union of Russia” as a punishment. Besides Poland, other countries like Sweden and the Czech Republic have said that they would not play against Russia.