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Wimbledon reverses stance on Russian and Belarusian athletes, lifts ban for 2023 tournament

Apr 1, 2023

Russian and Belarusian athletes will be allowed to participate at Wimbledon this year after the All England Club announced Friday that players from those countries will be eligible for competition under certain "appropriate conditions."

Organizers released a statement confirming its reversal from last year’s decision that prohibited any player from Russia or Belarus from competing, even as a "neutral" athlete.

"The option of personal player declarations was not in our view viable last year," the statement read.

"Since then, extensive engagement with the Government and tennis stakeholder bodies has clarified and developed the form of declarations and produced workable measures for their implementation and enforcement. This approach has the full support of the Government and the LTA , ATP, WTA and ITF."

Source: Fox News

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