Federation of Athletics of Ukraine allowed seven athletes to play for Russia as they got Russian citizenship
All of these athletes, who have got Russian passports, are Crimeans
As stated by the press office of the Federation, “FAU granted permission for reduction of the period of admission (quarantine) for athletes who have received Russian citizenship”.
Now the Crimean athletes, among whom are Vira Rebryk Rustem Dremdzhi, Oleksiy Sokyrskyi, Valeria Mara, Ruslan Perestyuk, Yevheniy Semenenko and Olena Beliakova, after obtaining the permission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), may take part in the international competitions.
FAU has received $170 of funding and send them for preparing of Ukrainian athletes for international competitions. 20% of this amount will go to support the newly formed Federation of Crimean Athletics, which continues to deal with athletes who have saved the Ukrainian citizenship.
As reported before, the sports federations do not have common policy concerning athletes from the Crimea, who took Russian citizenship and intend to participate the competition under the flag of the Russian Federation.
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