Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka’s participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics sees an update from the IOC

Good news on the inclusion of Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka in the upcoming Paris Olympics.


Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka’s participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics sees an update from the IOC

Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka (Via Imago)

Excellent news for Russian tennis, as the IOC has not denied their exclusion from the upcoming Paris Olympics. The 2024 Olympics is set to take place in Paris from July 26th–August 11th, 2024, as all the teams bring in their best players to represent their team on the biggest stage. 

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However, due to the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, it was unclear whether the Russian and Belarusian players could participate in the games. While the Olympics drew nearer, this remained a major question in almost all sports. 

In tennis, at least, an X user brought some light on this matter. They revealed that the IOC has denied the non-admission of Russian players. In a board meeting, the CEO of the IOC revealed that 37 Russians and 22 Belarusians will take part in the Olympics, as they have not publicly taken sides during the war.

With fans worried about Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka’s participation in the games, the latest news revealed that the IOC has denied news on the non-admission of Russian and Belarussian players. 

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Currently, more than one tennis player has not been excluded from the Paris 2024 Olympics. 
Stated the IOC

Aty the time of writing, there has been no official press release by the ITF. Furthermore, fans breathe a sigh of relief as they get to see their favorite tennis players, like Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka, play under one wing. Fans are even execting an offical press confeerence ahead of the Olympics. 

IOC’s update about the inclusion of Russian and Belarusian players for the upcoming 2024 Olympics

Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released information on the inclusion of Russian and Belarusian players in the upcoming Paris Olympics. They have only picked out the athletes, who have not publicly voiced their opinions and taken sides in the ongoing war. 

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka (Via Imago)

It is established that the two teams will be banned from the Olympics, but the players can participate under the banner of individual neutral athletes, with a jade green flag used in the trophy ceremony. Furthermore, there won’t be any lyrics in the ad hoc anthem, and the players just play for the sport. 

This is still a good opportunity for the players to participate in the Olympics. In tennis, the fans will witness top Russian players like Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev participate without any hindrance. And the IOC has cleared the questions around Sabalenka and Azarenka. 

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