Before the sanctions imposed by the world sports village on Russia, recently the International Basketball Federation also issued a decision to ban Russian basketball from international competition, including referees.
Russian basketball is banned from international competition the referee is also contaminated
Recently, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has issued a notice banning Russian basketball from participating in all international competitions. It is known that this ban includes the Russian team, clubs, athletes, coaches, … including the referee.
In accordance with the resolutions and activities of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIBA officially announced today that Russian teams, members and referees will not be allowed to participate in any tournaments. of 3×3 and 5×5 basketballs until further notice.
Before the International Basketball Federation made the decision, the president of the Ukrainian Basketball Federation – Mr. Mykhailo Brodskyi called for a ban on the participation of national teams and clubs of the Russian Federation in all competitions. FIBA contest.
The content was made public as follows: “Dear colleagues. At a very difficult time for Ukraine, the Basketball Federation of Ukraine representing all basketball clubs and the entire basketball community in the world from Ukraine appeals to FIBA.
On February 24, Russia declared war on Ukraine and invaded our country from all sides of the geographical border and neighboring Belarus. Currently, the common duty of the Ukrainians is to protect the native land.
We are confident that the representatives of the country that brought the fight to Europe will have no place in any international sports competition. We urge FIBA to completely ban the participation of national and club teams of the Russian Federation in all competitions under the auspices of FIBA and FIBA Europe.
And we ask all European basketball clubs and national teams to unite with the Ukrainian people and absolutely not organize basketball matches with Russian clubs and national teams. A country that has declared war has no place in the international sports community.”
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