The 2015 biathlon world champion Ekaterina Yurlova-Perkht spoke about the removal of Russian athletes from international competitions.

“I understand that the situation is not easy, but if we take some milestones in history, then military conflicts even stopped during the Olympics. All athletes representing the warring parties took part in the competition. Unfortunately, I cannot understand what is happening now, because I am far from politics. As a person, this is incomprehensible to me, but as an athlete, it’s a shame, ”Yurlova-Perkht quotes “Championship”.

In March 2022, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) suspended Russian athletes from participating in international competitions. In addition, the organization announced a decision to suspend the membership of the Russian Biathlon Union.

On September 30, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, proposed to allow Russian athletes to participate in international competitions under a neutral flag if they distance themselves from the situation in Ukraine.

Earlier, the coach of the Russian biathlon team Artyom Istomin shared his opinion on the level of development of the sport in the country.


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