It is unacceptable to allow Russian athletes to participate in the Olympic Games while Russia continues to support a full-scale invasion in Ukraine, thereby violating international law and norms of international relations.In addition, Russia must be held accountable for the mass murder and rape of children that continue on the territory of Ukraine, as well as for the arbitrary arrests and political persecution of opposition activists and journalists.

The actions of a terrorist state require the International Olympic Committee to take appropriate measures to prevent Russian athletes from participating in the Olympic Games.

Unfortunately, the IOC leadership seems to be more interested in supporting Russian narratives and positions than in ensuring justice and adherence to the principles of international law and humanitarian law.

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