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Svetlana Zhurova named the reason for inviting the Russians to the Asian Games

First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on International Affairs Svetlana Zhurova explained why Russia was invited to participate in the 2023 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China.

The comment of the Olympic champion leads TASS. As Svetlana Zhurova noted, the IOC is insured so that Russian athletes can qualify for the Olympic Games of the Year in Paris. The Asian Games will be held in China, where Russian athletes will be able to provide security.

Earlier in July, Inside the Games reported that Russian representatives would take part in the 2023 Asian Games. Athletes from Belarus will also take part in the competition. Athletes will be allowed to compete in a neutral status, they will also not be able to qualify for medals. The admission decision was made to give the Russians the opportunity to participate in the selection for the 2024 Olympics.

In January 2023, the Olympic Council of Asia invited athletes from Russia and Belarus to take part in the Asian Games. At the time, it was reported that the OCA was on standby as the IOC was looking to bring back athletes from these countries to international tournaments. The committee supported the idea of giving Russians and Belarusians the opportunity to compete at the Asian Games.

The games in Hangzhou will be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023. Their participants will be representatives of 45 countries who will compete in 40 sports.

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