OREANDA-NEWS The European Olympic Committees (EOC) confirmed that Russian athletes will miss the 2023 European Games. The organization commented on the decision to the publication Inside the Games.

The organization noted that there are less than 40 days left before the start of the competition, so the decision will not change.

The competition will be hosted by the Polish Krakow.

On March 28, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that Russians and Belarusians who did not support the special operation in Ukraine be allowed to compete in a neutral status. At the same time, athletes associated with the armed forces or security agencies of their countries are recommended to be suspended from participating in the starts.