MOCK names the first 14 athletes from Russia admitted to the Olympics in Paris

2024-06-15 // LuxePodium
MOCK has announced the first 14 Russian athletes allowed to participate in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

The International Olympic Committee (MOCK) has listed the first 14 athletes from Russia who have been admitted to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The organization published the list on June 15 on its website. The list includes Tamara Dronova, Alena Ivanchenko, and Alexander Vlasov in the "Cycling" category. Among the wrestlers allowed to compete are Nachyn Mongush, Shamil Mamedov, Arslan Bagaev, Abdullah Kurbanov, Alan Ostaev, Magomed Murtazaliev, Natalia Malyshova, Veronika Chumikova, Alina Kasabieva, and Elizaveta Petlyakova. Additionally, Angela Bladceva is listed in the "Gymnastics, Trampoline" category.

The statement also mentions that if the number of athletes admitted to certain events is less than the number of earned quotas, the quota spots will be redistributed among athletes from other countries.

Russians still have to go through a bureaucratic selection process to participate in the Olympics. Earlier on June 6, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko stated that Russian athletes would be able to participate in the 2024 Olympics without violating Russian law. He announced that the country has already obtained 49 licenses in seven sports categories: taekwondo, trampoline, judo, tennis, cycling, wrestling, and canoeing.

On June 13, the President of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev, clarified that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has allowed all Russian tennis players to participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Paris. He mentioned that the players selected based on their rankings for the Olympics did not cause any objections from the ITF. The final application will be submitted to the Federation by June 19, Tarpischev added.

However, Russian athletes are still subject to strict conditions to participate in the Olympics. They are prohibited from participating in team events, actively supporting special operations for protection, signing contracts with the Armed Forces and national security agencies, and displaying any national symbols. In response to this, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated that the country needs to consider whether to participate in the Olympics under these conditions.