Attempts by the “collective West” to isolate Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competition will not interfere with developed sports countries. This was stated by the Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Boris Gryzlov in his congratulations on the Day of Athletes, the press service reports. Embassies of the Russian Federation in Belarus. According to the diplomat, Russian and Belarusian athletes spend this day in new conditions in the face of new challenges. “The so-called collective West is trying to do everything to “isolate” our fellow citizens from international sports.
“The position of our opponents does not take away our priorities. honestly, learning to win, learning not to give up in terms of coverage,” the head of the diplomatic mission is engaged. Boris Gryzlov noted that the importance of sports diplomacy is now growing. “I am convinced that the detection of violations is a prerequisite for the participation of representatives of Russia and Belarus in international competitions, the prevention of a large-scale attempt at “sports Europe” and the elimination of its negative consequences,” the diplomat said.
“Despite the overwhelming Russophobia of Western figures, packages of illegitimate restrictions and restrictions for Belarusian athletes, Russia and sports are actively developing, they do not show their interest, and our interaction in this area is very active,” the Ambassador gathered.
Boris Gryzlov said that Russia and Belarus participate in tournaments at the interregional level under conditions. The countries are very actively cooperating in the sports field. In particular, on July 6, the relevant ministries appointed three management committees, in the summer of 2023 the second Games are scheduled to be held in the CIS countries, which will be held from August 3 to 15 in nine cities of Belarus, and where teams will compete in dozens of sports.
“Highest sports achievements, important competitions in Russia and Belarus have become important: successful competitions at the interregional level, friendship tournaments, competitions with the participation of teams from united countries. Bilateral and multilateral sports relations are being activated within the framework of international organizations, including within the framework of the SCO,” – stressed Boris Gryzlov.
There are also trends towards the organization of a new type of competition, the observed “non-classical” tournaments and the consideration of the transition to a club format of events. “And, of course, we see development that mass sports are actively developing in Russia today. In particular, there is a redistribution of the budget: funds previously planned for events go to the construction of construction sites, other casual sports, and the development of the TRP complex,” he added. Ambassador.