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Basketball: Russia on stand by; Petrucci, ‘Pilates decision’

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(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 28 – “I’m not doing it. The desire to keep the evaluation on the possible exclusion of Russia from the FIBA ​​competitions still pending is in my opinion pilates.

The tragedy in Ukraine is still ongoing and we hope it will end as soon as possible but this will not cancel what has been happening for more than a month now. Russia has broken the Olympic truce and the IOC has strongly recommended to all world Federations not to invite Russian and Belarusian athletes to international sports competitions. ” international basketball body to reassess the situation regarding Russian teams, referees and table officials in May.

“Other international federations, above all FIFA – noted Petrucci -, have already taken a well-defined position for some time, consequently adopting measures whose legitimacy TAS has confirmed. Excluding Russia from the international sports community is not a technical decision. but sports policy. The vulnus has already occurred and I don’t understand what scenarios can change – concludes the president of the FIP -, according to Fiba, between now and May “. (HANDLE).

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