Tension as Russia and Belarus Athletes Banned From Competing at 2022 Winter Paralympics
- Russia and Belarus athletes have been stopped from participating at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing
- This is because of Russia's war against Ukraine which has killed many people since the conflict started
- International Paralympic Committee made the decision due to pressure and criticism they have received
Athletes from Russia and Belarus have banned from participating at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing as the organizing committee made the decision due to attack on Ukraine.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has for the past few days been the major discussions in the world with many not happy with decision of Vladimir Putin to sent his troops to the neighboring nation.
And since the attack started, Ukrainian people have been running up and down trying to defend themselves against Russian troops.
Many people have been reported dead due to the ongoing conflict as world leaders are trying to make these two nations go for truce.
According to the report on BBC and Independent, the International Paralympic Committee was criticized which forced them to stop Russia and Belarus from participating.
IPC president Andrew Parsons' reaction
"overwhelming number of members" had spoken to the IPC and said they would not compete in the Winter Paralympics should athletes from Russia and Belarus be allowed to take part.
"We are very firm believers that sport and politics should not mix.''
Abramovich to donate funds from Chelsea sale to Ukraine war victims in kind gesture
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich announced he will donate the net proceeds from the sale of the club to a charitable foundation supporting victims of Ukraine's war.
The Russian billionaire is looking to sell the Stamford Bridge-based club over fears he could be sanctioned by the UK government over that ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Abramovich's drastic decision to sell the club came just days after he handed over his ‘stewardship and care’ to trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation.
The UK Government is under pressure to freeze Abramovich’s assets, owing to his alleged close ties with Russian Vladimir Putin.
And in what has been viewed as a cautionary measure, Abramovich has decided to offload Chelsea to a new owner after close to 20 years at the helm.
Source: Sports Brief News