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Bach said in September 2021 when issuing the ban that taking part in the Olympics can “show to the world how it could look like if everybody would respect the same rules, if everybody would live together peacefully without any kind of discrimination.”

Olympic echoes of boycott era as Ukraine vs IOC intensifies →

Bach said Wednesday his organization preferred not to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes but had to because, when it did so in February, national governments were seeking to impose their own restrictions.

Russia may join sports events in Asia ahead of 2024 Olympics →

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