Sweden’s Olympic leaders are weighing up whether to bid for the Winter Games in 2030 after meeting with the IOC.
The French government and the 2024 Olympic organisers on Wednesday sidestepped the row over Russian participation at the Games, a day after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called for a ban over the war in Ukraine.Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire, attending the Olympic event, said Hidalgo had "expressed very clearly... the view of many countries, of many sports federations" on Tuesday when she called for a ban "while the war continues" in Ukraine.
USA Boxing will not send boxers to this year's men's and women's world championships, citing "the ongoing failures" of the IBA.
Ukrainian tennis player and Olympic bronze medalist Elina Svitolina pushed for a total ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Paris Games in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. Svitolina, who won her bronze medal in singles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, is visiting Ukraine for the first time since Russia invaded the country last year. “It’s going to be very sad, and the wrong message would be sent to the world if Olympics going to stay with the decision to put them (Russia and Belarus) under a neutral flag,” Svitolina said in the interview.