Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

30 March

Olympic Games 2024: Russian athletes cannot be boycotted at the Games in Paris

The head of the Ministry of Sports emphasized that the athletes have won licenses and have exactly the same rights as athletes from other countries. Matitsyn also said that, despite the recommendations of the Ministry of Sports, the final decision still remains not with the officials, but with the athletes. 

The President of the Russian Fencing Federation, Ilgar Mamedov, has a diametrically opposite opinion, believing that society will not approve of athletes who decide to go to Paris. He is confident that under the IOC’s conditions, athletes do not have to agree to participate in the games. Mamedov is also supported by two-time Olympic biathlon champion Dmitry Vasiliev. He believes that under such harsh conditions of the IOC, our athletes have nothing to do at the Olympics. You need to maintain your dignity and not perform without the anthem and flag. 

At the moment, only 8 Russians and three Belarusians have qualified for the games in Paris in the summer of 2024 as individual neutral athletes. Their names are unknown because the IOC does not disclose them.

We would like to remind you that according to the decision of the IOC, only 55 athletes from Russia can be involved in the Olympic Games . In addition, they will not take part in the opening ceremony of the games in Paris. However, they will also not be able to participate in the closing ceremony of the games. Russians are also prohibited from participating in team sports. 

The Olympic Games will be held in France from July 26 to August 11. The IOC allowed Russians to participate only in a neutral status. 

Thus, every Russian athlete must decide for himself: whether he is ready to go to the Olympics under such conditions or not. 

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11 April 2023

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11 April 2023

Paris is gearing up for the biggest sporting event ever!

Summer Olympic Games 2024 is the most anticipated event in the world of sports! And very soon, namely on July 26, 2024, the majestic Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games will be held in the cultural capital of the world - Paris!

13 July 2023

Sailing participants started testing the route

From 9 to 16 July, Marseille is hosting a test event where participants in the 2024 Olympic Games will be able to test their strength on the route.

6 August 2023

2024 Olympic torch design unveiled

A mock-up of a steel torch appeared on the website of the organizing committee of the 2024 Olympic Games.

4 September 2023

Thomas Bach about participation in the Olympics of Russians

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is calling for the admission of Russian athletes who do not publicly support the CBO to compete.

2 October 2023

Russian Paralympians will perform at the 2024 Olympics

The International Paralympic Committee allowed Russian athletes to participate in the Olympic Games, but in a neutral status.

12 November 2023

Russian rowers are preparing for the Olympic season

President of the Russian Rowing Federation Alexey Svirin said that in light of the current situation around the upcoming Olympic Games.

19 December 2023

The IOC is delaying the decision on the participation of Russian athletes in the 2024 Olympic Games

The qualification trials for participants in the upcoming Olympics have already started, and our athletes in some sports will not have time to pass due to the uncertainty of the International Olympic Committee.

30 January

Russian athletes will not take part in the 2024 Olympics

This is the official position of the Russian Olympic Committee, but it does not exclude the participation of individual Russian athletes who, at their own request, can go to Paris for the Summer Olympic Games and compete there under a neutral flag.

4 March

Models of Olympic Games medals with Eiffel Tower particles were presented in Paris

The set of medals, consisting of gold, silver and bronze awards, was presented by the head of the Paris 2024 organizing committee, Tony Estanguet. Each of the relics will contain 18 grams of iron from the Eiffel Tower structure.

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Closing ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games

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