EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MUNICH 2022 BOARD AGREES ON BAN OF RUSSIAN AND BELARUSIAN ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS
The European Championships Munich 2022 (EC2022) Board has agreed to support the decision of the nine participating Federations not to invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials at their events.
EC2022 Board Chair Libor Varhaník said, ‘’The Board agreed at its meeting in Munich on Tuesday 15 March that this would mean that Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials will not take part in the multi-sport European Championships Munich 2022.
‘’Each of our sports has already confirmed that they are not inviting or allowing the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in their events – in line with the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and other international sports federations – and the Board, after checking its regulations, respects these individual decisions.
‘We are united in our condemnation of Russia’s war on Ukraine, and we reiterate that we all stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people. We believe it is inconceivable to have Russian and Belarusian teams participate in our event.’’
The European Championships Munich 2022 will take place from the 11th to 21st August 2022 and will be staged by the Host City of Munich and the nine participating Federations: European Athletics, Confédération Européenne de Volleyball, European Canoe Association, Union Européenne de Cyclisme, European Gymnastics, World Rowing, International Federation of Sport Climbing, European Table Tennis Union and Europe Triathlon.