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Ban on Russia is ‘suicide' for world sport - minister

Posted On: Nov 27, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Ban on Russia is ‘suicide' for world sport - minister

Oleg Matytsin noted the number of major international events Russia has successfully hosted in recent years
Reliable partners such as Russia are a rarity in world sport and imposing bans on the country can be compared with “suicide,” according to Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin.
Russian athletes have been suspended from a wide range of sports following the onset of the military campaign in Ukraine, with Russia also being stripped of major sporting spectacles it was due to host.
Sports Minister Matytsin said that the sanctions had removed one of the most dependable organizers of large-scale events - much to the detriment of world sport.
“I'm sure that the world sports community is aware of the harm they have done to themselves by removing Russian athletes and depriving Russia of international tournaments,” Matytsin said at the forum ‘Russia - A Sporting Power' in the city of Kemerovo on Thursday, according to RIA Novosti .

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