'IOC has slipped into Neo-Nazism', says Russian Foreign Ministry after criticism

20 March 2024

Russia launched a furious tirade at the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday . The IOC on Tuesday barred Russian athletes from taking part in the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics on July 26 . Russia’s fury comes a day after the IOC issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Kremlin of “politicising sport” by planning its own Friendship Games .