Podcast 20:15 21 Apr 2023

Why does Ukraine ask the world to boycott Russian sport?

Ukraine doesn't think that Russia's war on Ukraine is no game – and Ukraine's government has asked the world to exclude Russia from international sports competitions. It's so serious that Ukraine has insisted that its athletes will not compete in tournaments to which athletes from Russia and Belarus are admitted. Why is Ukraine calling for a boycott of sports events? Is this an effective response to the war? Find out in our podcast why it is important for Kyiv, how Ukrainian athletes reacted, and what they have done to stop Russia from using sports to draw attention away from its war.

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Hosts: Anastasia Rudenko, editor-in-chief of Rubryka, and Vladyslav Faraponov, analyst at Internews-Ukraine.

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