The latest sport to ban Russian participation is figure Skating.
Russia will be absent from all ice skating events as sporting sanctions continue to mount. The Russian army had invaded Ukraine, and it was not surprised by this decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
A day after, soccer teams were likewise deprived of participation in international competition due entirely because they’re based on territory occupied sovereign rights belong country – hockey enthusiasts are equally deprived too; President Putin’s favorite sport isn’t allowed anymore either!
The ISU is the world governing body for ice skating and figure skating. Has announced that they will not be inviting any athletes from Russia or its ally Belarus until further notice to protect their athletes from potential conflict zones within those countries’ borders, which could cause them to harm during competitions if war crimes are happening close by these events take place.
The list of sports organizations banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in any competition grows. On Tuesday, the Federation International Skating (FIS) Council announced that they would be preventing competitors through next season’s end date – November 30th, 2021-2022).
The International Volleyball Federation has stripped Russia of hosting rights for the men’s world championship in August and September, announcing that they will seek another country or countries.
The FIVB Board has announced that it will be impossible to host the world championships in Russia due to a lack of security and other issues.