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FINA bans Russian swimmer for nine months

FINA bans Evgeny Rylov for nine months. Ban over Rylov attending an event.

Where: Russia

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Russian Olympic swimmer Evgeny Rylov has been banned from the sport for nine months for appearing at an event in support of Putin.
The Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) decided to suspend “Evgeny Rylov (RUS) from all competitions and activities organized or sanctioned by FINA, including any International Competition on the FINA World Aquatic Calendar, for a period of nine months, following Mr. Rylov’s attendance and conduct at an event held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 18 March 2022.”
Rylov’s suspension is effective from 20 April 2022.
FINA added, “The Bureau also confirmed its position that Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials will not be invited to any FINA event through the end of 2022.”
The Kremlin condemned the ban on Evgeny Rylov.

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