— Published 5 April 2023

Russian and Belarusian wrestlers are reinstated

And of four. After fencing, then table tennis and finally taekwondo, a fourth summer Olympic sport opens the door to Russian and Belarusian athletes. The Executive Board of the International Wrestling Federation (UWW), meeting on Tuesday for an extraordinary session, approved unanimously the reintegration of the wrestlers of both countries in the international competitions, “in the conditions of participation fixed by the IOC“. Under cover of neutrality, therefore. The body specifies that an independent panel will be formed soon to verify the eligibility of all Russian and Belarusian athletes in the senior category, based on the conditions of participation recommended by the IOC. The exact criteria and panel members will be decided in the coming weeks. In the youth category (under 15 and under 17), on the other hand, the UWW board approved their immediate permission to participate in international competitions as neutral athletes. Sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian governments or their officials remain in place. No official UWW international events may be held in Russia or assigned to it.