Russia won’t qualify for Paris Olympics
Coe wins third term as World Athletics president
Sebastian Coe (GBR) has been elected to a third term as President of World Athletics.
“At the General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Coe was re-elected for a third term,” 성인웹툰 the World Association of Athletics Federations said on Sunday (local time), adding that 192 of the 195 members of the Board of Directors re-elected Mr. Coe, while three abstained.
Mr. Ko is a former middle-distance star in men’s track and field who won gold in the men’s 1,500 meters and silver in the 800 meters at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and gold in the men’s 1,500 meters and silver in the 800 meters at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
He broke 12 world records during his career before turning to politics and sports administration after retirement.
He led the organizing committee for the 2012 London Olympics, and has served as president of the British Olympic Committee and vice president of World Athletics.
He was elected President of World Athletics in August 2015 and won a third term this year, following his re-election in 2019.
He is eligible to serve up to three consecutive terms as President of World Athletics. 일본야동 He will lead the organization until August 2027.
“It is very difficult for Russia and Belarus to compete in athletics at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games given the current situation,” he said at his election press conference.
World Athletics agreed to the “reinstatement” of the Russian Athletics Federation, which was suspended in November 2015 for systematic doping cover-ups.
However, athletes from Russia, which invaded Ukraine, and Belarus, which aided Russia, are not allowed to compete internationally.
The WADA also banned athletes from both countries from competing in international events under “neutral status,” blocking all avenues to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
“Ukrainian athletes have been killed in the war or have no place to go,” Ko said. Some Russian and Belarusian athletes support the war,” he said, adding, “Our federation seeks peace.” 한국야동 He reiterated his intention to maintain the sanctions against Russian and Belarusian athletes.