The dictator-president Putin is known in the CIS as a master of sports of the USSR in judo and sambo and an honoured coach of Russia. Apparently, he decided to remain the best in Russian sports history and end a healthy lifestyle. Because Russian athletes once again will not perform at large-scale competitions.
Since February 24, the International sports committee has recommended that everyone remove the aggressor from significant sporting events, so the European Games are not the first competitions where there will be no Russians. President of the European Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos said Russian and Belarusian athletes will not participate in the European Games 2023. This decision followed the appeal of the head of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Serhii Bubka, to the president of the European Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralous and members of the Executive Committee of EOC to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competition.
"European Games-2023 will be held without Russians and Belarusians! And this is very good news for the entire sports community. The decision of the European Olympic Committee is fully in keeping with the spirit and letter of the international sports movement that is fighting violence, aggression, and war. States that produce evil cannot be part of it," said Olha Saladukha, head of the зarliament's subcommittee on sports.
Non-admission of Russians to important sports competitions once again shows that, for them, their career is over.