Post: Russian jiu-jitsu fighters were allowed to compete in neutral status

The International Jiu-Jitsu Federation allowed the Russians to compete in a neutral status.

MOSCOW, September 28 – RIA Novosti. The International Jiu-Jitsu Federation (JJIF) revised its rules and allowed Russian athletes to participate in competitions under its auspices with a neutral status.

It is noted that these measures are aimed at preventing the punishment of athletes for the actions of the authorities of a particular country.

“Athletes and support personnel, namely coaches and officials from Russia, will be allowed to participate in a neutral status. It is forbidden to place national symbols anywhere and sing the Russian anthem,” the statement said.

This decision also applies to Belarusian athletes, although the country does not have a national jiu-jitsu federation.

It is also stated that the official representatives of Russia are still unable to attend JJIF events, including the federation congress. JJIF’s March 6 decision to terminate the powers of Russians serving in the international federation remains in effect. In addition, competitions are still not allowed on the territory of the Russian Federation.

At the end of February, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that sports federations not allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in competitions due to the situation in Ukraine. Most federations followed this advice.

Source: Ria

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