Russia (bbabo.net), - The Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) on its official website announced that it had decided not to participate in the competitions of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) due to sanctions against our athletes. RRF will defend the rights of Russian athletes in court.
The RBU said in a statement that the organization is "outraged by the illegal actions of the IBU." "In order not to expose the Russian athletes to the risk of humiliation and to eliminate the threat to their safety in the remaining stages of the World Cup and the IBU Cup, the RBU has decided not to participate in these competitions," the statement says.
The RRF also noted that the IBU's decision violates the fundamental principles of Olympism and the Olympic Charter. "This is direct discrimination against our country and Russian athletes, incompatible with belonging to the Olympic movement," the SBR said.