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Source: Government of the Russian Federation – An important disclaimer is located at the bottom of this article.

June 23 is International Olympic Day. It was on this day that the decision was made in Paris to hold the first modern Olympic Games, which recreated the principle of the ancient Olympics. According to the adopted Olympic Charter, the Games should unite athletes from all countries in fair and equal competitions. No discrimination on racial, religious or political grounds is permitted against countries and athletes participating in competitions.

In Russia, International Olympic Day has been celebrated since 1990, and the number of participants in festive events annually exceeds a million people.

“Russia has always supported Olympic values based on equality and impartiality, and has also been an active participant in the Olympic movement and made a huge contribution to its development. Over the entire period of their performances at the Olympic Games, domestic athletes won about 2000 awards, of which more than 700 were gold. Our country has hosted the Games on its territory twice – in Moscow in 1980 and in Sochi in 2014. These were truly bright, large-scale and, according to many, the best, both summer and winter Games. The legacy of the Winter Games in Sochi has been used for the benefit of the development of mass and professional sports for 10 years now, and sports cities host large-scale international and all-Russian competitions in many sports,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Despite sanctions pressure from a number of countries, Russia continues to play a key role in world sports.

“Currently, on behalf of the President, we are developing and organizing new formats of open competitions with the participation of representatives of other countries, a vivid example of this is the first ever Games of the Future or the Sports Games of the BRICS countries in Kazan. We will continue to continue this work within the framework of cooperation with all interested countries,” Dmitry Chernyshenko emphasized.

The Deputy Prime Minister also wished good luck to the athletes who qualified for the Olympics in Paris.

“The Olympic Games are not only competitions, but also an opportunity to demonstrate your strength, endurance and will to win. Traditional sport remains an important part of the life of our country and will certainly develop. Russia continues to educate unique athletes. It is impossible to ignore, just as it is impossible to erase our country’s contribution to the Olympic movement. I am sure that after some time everything will return to normal, the Russian flag and anthem will return to the Olympics. And those who made discriminatory decisions will be ashamed of the obstacles they created, depriving the world’s leading athletes of opportunities and fair competition. For our part, we will always support our Olympians, our champions and very young stars.”

Minister of Sports Mikhail Degtyarev emphasized the importance of this day: “International Olympic Day brings together thousands of caring people for whom sport is an important component of a healthy nation and future generations. Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin notes: “Our country has been and remains one of the leading sports powers on the planet, the homeland of great athletes, victories and records.” The Olympic movement teaches equality, friendship and respect for one’s competitors. Russia fully adheres to these values. The strongest athletes who have earned this right with their high results should participate in the competition. Discrimination on national or religious grounds is completely unacceptable. The Olympic movement should unite countries and the sports community. And it is important for us to educate the young generation of future champions in respect for work, honest and clean sport.”

Submission of applications to the IOC for accreditation of athletes and coaches to participate in the Olympic Games in Paris was carried out until March 25, 2024. All-Russian sports federations submitted applications for 248 people (144 athletes, 104 coaches) in 7 sports.

The IOC previously partially published the lists of Russian athletes admitted to the 2024 Games in neutral status. A decision on the participation of Russian athletes in a neutral status in a number of other sports is expected in the near future.

The XXXIII Olympic Games in Paris will be held from July 26 to August 11.

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