Sanctions were imposed against London because of the position on the admission of Russians to tournaments
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considered London as a candidate for holding qualifying tournaments in breaking, skateboarding, rock climbing and BMX. Sanctions were imposed against the British capital because of the position on the admission of Russian athletes. The UK government requires Russian athletes to sign a declaration of neutrality in order to participate in competitions on the territory of the country.
In the UK, they said they were extremely disappointed with the IOC's decision. "This is especially frustrating for British athletes who are deprived of the benefit of supporting their fans," the British Olympic Association said.
On March 28, the IOC recommended that Belarusians and Russians who did not support the special operation in Ukraine be allowed to compete in a neutral status. At the same time, athletes from Russia and Belarus associated with the armed forces or security agencies of their countries are recommended to be suspended from participating in the starts.