Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak on Monday called the International Olympic Committee a "promoter of war" after the sports body said it was considering ways for Russian athletes to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics."We must be sure that Russia will not be able to use it (the Olympics) or any other international sporting event to promote aggression or its state chauvinism," he said.
Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes won the FIVB World Tour Finals, staking their claim as the world's best women's beach volleyball team.
Peter Sagan said 2023 will be his final year as a professional road cyclist and that he will target the 2024 Olympics in mountain bike.
Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally Belarus at the 2024 Olympics despite a plea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to exclude them entirely. A day later, Russia and Belarus were invited to compete at the Asian Games, a key Olympic qualifier.