Gates of Germany Closed for Russian Athletes 

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, April 10, 2023
Gates of Germany Closed for Russian Athletes 

The MIA stated that even if the IOC allowed the Russians to participate in the Olympics, Germany will not let them in anyway 

German interior minister Nansy Faeser said that even if the International Olympic Committee allows Russian athletes to compete, they will still be denied entry to the state border.

"Countries hosting major sporting events are not powerless. They can control whether Russians can actually participate by issuing visas," Nansy Faeser.

"If we organise international competitions in Germany, we can act accordingly. Here we will always act with a clear stance," added Frau Faeser.

The politician added that allowing Russian athletes to compete is "a slap in the face for Ukrainian athletes. To offer the stage of propaganda to warmonger Putin is to betray all the values of sport."

Earlier, minister Faeser recorded a video message for Ukrainians who are now in Germany and crowned it with the words "We can and will help you!:

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