Over 30 countries vow support for ban on Russian, Belarusian athletes -UK govt

More than 30 countries, including the United States, Britain, and France, on Monday pledged their support for banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing in international sporting events, a British government statement said.

The statement follows recent proposals from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which suggest a pathway is being explored to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to return to competition, including the 2024 Olympic Games, the government added.

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