The results of the presidential elections for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus, according to which the son of the Belarusian president, Viktor Lukashenko, was elected head of this department, was refused to be recognized by the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This was reported on March 8 by the IOC press service.
“The IOC Executive Board today introduced temporary sanctions against the NOC of Belarus. In particular, not to recognize the election of Viktor Lukashenko as the new president of the NOC of Belarus, as well as Dmitry Baskov as a member of the executive committee of the NOC of Belarus, ”the message says.
In addition, the IOC decided to extend the period for the removal of the NOC of Belarus from all events held under the auspices of the IOC.
As TOPNEWS previously reported, Viktor Lukashenko has been the first vice-president of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus since 2019, and the Belarusian leader himself was the president of the NOC. In addition, Viktor served as Assistant to the President of Belarus on National Security Issues. On February 26, during an Olympic meeting with members of the NOC, Viktor Lukashenko was elected head of the organization, and his elder Lukashenko promised to dismiss his son from public service.