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Sports federation announces U-turn on Russian ban

Added 09-29-22 05:37:03am EST - “Russians are set to return to international ju-jitsu competitions after the sport's governing body changed its stance” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Sports federation announces U-turn on Russian ban”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The international governing body for ju-jitsu has said it will reverse a ban on Russians from competitions, paving the way for them to appear under neutral status.

The Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) initially imposed a blanket ban on Russian participants back in March, following a recommendation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

At the time, the JJIF stated it wanted to prevent a scenario where Russian athletes could continue to compete while those from Ukraine were prevented from doing so because of the conflict in their homeland.

In a statement this week, the organization said that the situation had changed and now allowed for Russian athletes and officials to take part in its tournaments.

“Athletes, coaches or officials from Russia will be allowed to participate only as neutral athletes and athletes support personnel,” read a statement on the JJIF website. 

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