What other occasions was there a neutral flag in the Olympic Games? – The Sun of Mexico

He International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that for the Olympic Games that will be disputed in Paris Russian and Belarusian athletes will be able to participate but with a neutral flag, that is, they will not represent their respective National Olympic Committee (NOC).

The above because their governments started a war against Ukraine same that remains despite the fact that various authorities have requested a ceasefire.

However, in order to ensure that athletes are not harmed, the decision was made to give athletes from both countries the opportunity.

“The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided that Individual Neutral Athletes (AIN) who have qualified through the existing International Federations (IF) classification systems on the field of play will be declared eligible to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games… Individual Neutral Athletes “They are athletes with Russian or Belarusian passports,” reported the organization headed by Thomas Bach.

It was from the Olympic Games that were held in Barcelona 1992 when the IOC made the decision to let athletes participate as independents; the above, as a result of the conflicts that occurred in Yugoslavia.

For the event that took place in Sydney, four athletes from East Timor, a country that was going through internal conflicts, were allowed to participate.

In the fair that took place in London 2012, competitors from the Netherlands Antilles attended and did so as independents due to the disappearance of the country; she was also allowed to be an athlete from South Sudan.

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In Rio 2016 The members of the Kuwaiti delegation were as competitors with a neutral flag because the IOC suspended the National Committee due to government interventionsomething that the Olympic charter prohibits.

While in Tokyo 2020, Russian athletes were represented by the IOC flag after the World Anti-Doping Agency decided to exclude Russia from all types of competitions due to the systematic doping in which some athletes participated.

It should be noted that there was also participation in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games also with Russian athletes where they had an outstanding performance with 17 medals.

For Paris, there will once again be athletes with a neutral flag, seeking to ensure that athletes are not harmed by decisions made by their respective governments.

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