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TORONTO (February 28, 2022) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the COC Athletes’ Commission (AC) issued the following statement in reaction to the events unfolding in Ukraine:

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the COC Athletes’ Commission (AC) are horrified by the events of the past week. We condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and flagrant breaking of international law and the Olympic Truce. In solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian athletes, the COC and the AC fully support all sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus, including the International Olympic Committee Executive Board’s six resolutions made on February 28th 2022. Together, we strongly urge all Canadian National Sport Organizations and organizations hosting international sporting events in Canada to immediately rescind invitations and bar the participation of athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus. 

We add our voice to calls for peace and the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine.

– Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission 

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