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(Reuters) – Here are the steps sports federations have taken after recommendations from the International Olympic Committee to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from events and to move or cancel events in both countries.

Belarus is a key stage for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


World Archery has banned Russian and Belarusian flags and anthems from tournaments and will not hold events in either country.


World Athletics has banned athletes and officials from countries and may suspend the Belarusian Federation.


The Badminton World Federation has banned Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials and canceled events in the countries.


The International Basketball Federation has banned Russian athletes and officials. Its board of directors will meet on March 25 to discuss new measures.

Euroleague Basketball has suspended Russian teams from its championships and frozen its sponsorship deal with Russian bank VTB.


The International Biathlon Union has banned athletes and officials from countries and will discuss the suspension of their national federations on March 17.


The World Curling Federation has proposed the introduction of a new rule allowing it to exclude Russia from the next world championships. He previously decided to move the 2022 European Curling Championship from the Russian city of Perm.


The International Cycling Union (UCI) has banned Russian and Belarusian teams and canceled events in both countries. Russian and Belarusian cyclists who ride for teams outside the two countries can still compete.

“All emblems, names, acronyms, flags and anthems related to Russia and Belarus are prohibited in all events on the UCI international calendar,” he said.


The board of directors of the International Equestrian Federation has requested that international events be removed from Russia and Belarus.


The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has implemented the IOC’s recommendation to move or cancel events in countries.

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has resigned as FIE president.


The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has canceled events and will not award new ones to Russia and Belarus, whose athletes, officials and judges have been banned from FIG competitions or FIG-sanctioned competitions.


The International Golf Federation has banned players and officials from countries from events, including the 2022 World Amateur Team Championships.


The International Handball Federation has banned all teams, officials, referees, speakers and experts from Russia and Belarus from participating in its events and activities.


The International Hockey Federation (FIH) kicked Russia out of the Junior Women’s World Cup of Hockey in South Africa in April.


The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has banned Russian and Belarusian national teams and clubs and revoked Russia’s hosting rights for the 2023 World Junior Championship.


The International Judo Federation (IJF) canceled the Grand Slam in Kazan, Russia, and removed Russian President Vladimir Putin and businessman Arkady Rotenberg from all IJF posts.


The World Karate Federation is relocating the 2022 Karate1-Premier League from Moscow.


Formula 1 has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter. The 2022 event in September in Sochi had already been canceled.

Motorsport’s governing body the FIA ​​condemned the invasion but said Russian and Belarusian drivers could compete in a neutral capacity, while Motorsport UK banned Russian and Belarusian license holders from racing.

F1 team Haas has terminated Russian driver Nikita Mazepin’s contract and dropped Russian title sponsor Uralkali.


Athletes from countries have been barred from the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing.


World Rugby has banned countries from international rugby and rugby union activities of cross-border clubs and suspended Russia’s membership of World Rugby.


The International Skating Union has banned Russian and Belarusian skaters.


The International Ski Federation (FIS) has banned Russian and Belarusian athletes for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season and canceled its events in Russia.


The Special Olympics, for competitors with intellectual disabilities, has canceled the World Winter Games scheduled for Kazan in January 2023.


FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russian national teams and clubs from international football, a move which makes it likely that Russia will be left out of this year’s World Cup and Euro 2022 women’s tournament.

Belarusian clubs and national teams in UEFA competitions must play home matches at neutral venues. No spectator may attend matches in which Belarusian teams are hosts.

Manchester United and Everton have suspended sponsorships with Russian companies, while UEFA and German club Schalke 04 have canceled partnerships with Russian energy company Gazprom.


The World Squash Federation is moving the 2022 World Junior Championship from Saint Petersburg.


World governing body FINA has canceled the World Junior Swimming Championships in Kazan.


World Taekwondo has banned country flags and anthems and will not hold or recognize events in Russia and Belarus. He also revoked Putin’s honorary ninth-dan black belt.


Russian and Belarusian players can participate in international events and Grand Slam tournaments, but not under their country’s name or flag.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has canceled its events in Russia and Belarus and suspended their ITF memberships, banning them from participating in ITF international team competitions.


The world governing body, the FIVB, has banned Russian and Belarusian teams, clubs, officials and athletes.

(Compiled by Silvia Recchimuzzi and Tommy Lund in Gdansk, Aadi Nair, Shrivathsa Sridhar, Manasi Pathak and Rohith Nair in Bangalore)

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