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FIS responded to Vyalbe's statement about the impossibility of returning the Russians

MOSCOW, 30 Sep, Andrey Simonenko. Statement by the President of the Russian Ski Racing Federation ( FLGR) of Elena Vyalbe that the issue of Russian skiers' performance in international tournaments in a neutral status is “actually removed” from the agenda of the International Ski Federation (FIS), based on assumptions, the press service of the organization reported. Previously, Vyalba, who is currently at a meeting of the FIS in Zurich, she said via video link within the forum “Russia – a sports power” that at a meeting with the leadership of the organization she was given to understand that after the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia and referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, the issue of providing Russian athletes of neutral status are actually removed from the FIS agenda.” The decision whether Russian and Belarusian athletes will be able to participate in the World Cup will be made at the FIS Council on October 22. All discussions before this dates are speculations, there can be no clear indication of what decision will be made in the end,” the FIS press service said. FIS suspended Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competitions at the end of February due to events in Ukraine. The decision was open-ended as long as it remains in effect and is due to be reviewed by the FIS Council on 22 October. Earlier, FIS Secretary General Michel Vion said that the organization is considering the possibility of allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in competitions under a neutral flag.


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