IOC targets pathway for Russian, Belarusian athletes at Paris 2024

Russia's gold medallists pose during the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 4x10km medal ceremony at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The International Olympic Committee has further progressed efforts to have Russian and Belarusians compete as neutral athletes ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, following a meeting of its Executive Board (EB) yesterday.

The EB met to consider the unanimous conclusions of the Olympic Summit on December 9. At that time, the IOC said it would explore a proposal from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to reintegrate Russian and Belarusian athletes into competitions ahead of Paris 2024.

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