The Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China issued a joint statement against the politicization of sports. Both countries hope that physical culture plays an important role in “promoting solidarity and peace.”
The text of the message, published on the Kremlin’s website, states that both the Russian Federation and China oppose discrimination against representatives of any spheres of people’s lives, “including citizenship, language, religion, political and other beliefs, national or social origin.”
The parties also welcomed the initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia to allow all athletes to compete, regardless of passport.
In turn, the Chinese side supported the Russians by offering to host the International Multisport Tournament “Games of the Future” in Kazan in 2024.
Such pathos speeches caused a strong reaction from Russian fans. The network especially appreciated the passage about “non-discrimination”, recalling the news about the brutally tortured members of ethnic minorities in China’s western region of Xinjiang.
Users are “carried away” by the propaganda work of the two countries.
“The irony is that these are the two main sports dictatorships, whose athletes act in the arenas as athletes, but as soldiers. And speaking not for themselves, but for the overall medal standings,” the comments say.
I call the heads of Russia and China “damn hypocrites.”
“Yes, yes … both countries do not have politicization in sports, but they issued such a statement … of course, it is easier to declare and criticize others than to look at ourselves and our internal problems, especially the impact of our politics in sports … damn hypocrites …” fans note.
Fans believe that such pathetic speeches do not fit into common sense.
Users compare the protest against the politicization of sports from the Russian Federation and China with the protests of bees against honey.
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