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“No nest of dolls and puppies.” Baku imposes strange restrictions on Russian athletes

Date: March 3, 2024 Time: 19:47:12

From May 29 to June 4, Baku (Azerbaijan) hosted the World Taekwondo Championship. The event traditionally brought together all the best representatives of this sport, not without the Russians. True, they had to act in a neutral state, and it was also forbidden to display national symbols. It would seem that it is simply impossible to limit Russian guys and girls further. But the organizers ordered a completely unexpected pirouette.

Russian Lilia Khuzina had a great tournament and won gold medals. But she said something that somewhat spoiled the joy of this triumph. The athlete said that additional restrictions were imposed on Russian athletes.

Taekwondo Union of Russia

“Arriving in Russia, we should not associate the World Cup medals with national paraphernalia – the flag, the anthem. It is impossible to have a flag or even a uniform with the attributes of the country in the background,” Khuzina told TASS. He noted that this mainly refers to posts on social media. Photos with medals, which will have at least a hint of Russia, may be the reason for depriving athletes of well-deserved awards. These restrictions are just absurd.

But it turned out that the strange sanctions against Russian athletes did not end there. The girl said that at the World Cup it was forbidden to demonstrate mascots in the form of bears or nesting dolls, because they are associated with the country. I wonder how the organizers would cope if these symbols in the form of tattoos were placed in prominent places.

Taekwondo Union of Russia

At the same time, the organizers surprised us with an extremely inconsistent approach. They imposed a bunch of restrictions, they just forgot to back them up with official documents: “I didn’t sign anything, they just told me in words what not to do. I tried to take it easy. The main thing is that the task is complete.

Taekwondo Union of Russia

It should be noted our athletes, who competed in a neutral state and with a number of restrictions, but still pleased the country with medals. Khuzina brought the only gold, Georgy Gurtsiev took silver, and Tatyana Minina and Polina Khan took bronze. Once again they proved that the Russians cannot be broken by either sanctions or absolutely bizarre restrictions.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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