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Ukraine was allowed to participate in the Olympics out of turn. The reason is just ridiculous!

Date: July 16, 2024 Time: 20:44:07

In the aftermath of the scandal that took place at the World Fencing Championships, when Olga Harlan was disqualified for violating the mandatory handshake procedure with Anna Smirnova, the international federation apparently made a Solomonic decision. Smirnova was not allowed to go to the next round for one simple reason: she lost the fight, but sanctions were imposed on the Ukrainian. She was suspended from continuing the tournament, moreover, the option with her exclusion from the number of participants in international competitions for a period of two months was considered.

After that, the scandal began to gain momentum. Smirnova, according to her, began to receive threats and insults on social networks, mainly from Ukrainian-speaking users, and Harlan distributed interviews left and right, the key message of which was that he was crying with resentment for the “unjust” FIE. verdict. And that is what is called crying.

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Recently, many issues in which the IOC begins to intervene have become a farce that is difficult to explain. It also happened this time. The day after the scandalous fight, several sources published information citing a statement by the head of the NOC of Ukraine, which states that due to the current “unique situation”, Olga Harlan was granted an additional quota to perform in Paris. -in case she fails to score the required number of points before the end of the Olympic selection.

One might imagine that such a development of events is a dream aloud of a Ukrainian sports official, but what happened next confirms that the wind in resolving the issue of Harlan’s removal has changed in less than a day. The FIE, totally based on principles, reacted yesterday to the “message from above”. The executive committee of the organization quickly decided to remove Harlan’s disqualification, and now the Ukrainian will be able to participate in the team tournament of the World Championship, which is scheduled for next Sunday.

The fact that the opinion of international sports officials regarding the issues related to the Russian participants changes like the direction of a weather vane under changing gusts of wind long ago. But this time the sequence of actions does not fit into any common sense framework at all. And one can only guess who finally gave that cherished signal, to which both the IOC and the International Fencing Federation reacted so quickly and zealously.

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

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