Russia says IOC decision to ban Russian athletes from Olympic parade unjust

By Thomson Reuters Mar 20, 2024 | 4:22 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to ban Russia’s athletes from the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympics in July was unjust and unacceptable.

Russians and Belarusians will not take part in the parade of athletes at the opening ceremony, the IOC said on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)