Swimmers from Russia and Belarus have been banned from participating in the World Championships

  • Swimmers from Russia and Belarus have been banned from participating in this year’s World Championships in Hungary due to the war in Ukraine.
  • FINA had earlier allowed Russia and Belarus to participate in the competition as neutral players, removing their national identities.

Swimmers from Russia and Belarus have been banned from participating in this year’s World Championships

According to the British news agency Reuters, Russian and Belarusian swimmers were banned from participating in this year’s World Championships in Hungary due to the outbreak of war in Ukraine on Wednesday.

Swimming Governing Body FINA has announced that athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus will not participate in the 19th World Championships.

Earlier, FINA allowed Russia and Belarus to participate in the competition as neutral players by removing their national identities.It should be noted that Belarus has been a key location for Moscow’s troops since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The FINA World Championships 2022 will be held in Hungary in June this year, which includes swimming, diving, water polo and artistic swimming.

Fina had earlier canceled last month’s World Junior Swimming Championships in the southwestern Russian city of Kazan.

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