The Polish Swimming Federation has followed in the footsteps of the country’s football association
FINA is yet to announce measures against Russian or Belarusian athletes © Francois Nel / Getty Images
Athletes from Poland and Switzerland will boycott the International Swimming Federation (FINA) 2022 World Championships if Russia and Belarus are allowed to participate, claiming that competing against the two countries is inconceivable because of the attack on Ukraine.
FINA is one of a diminishing number of sporting organizations not to have announced sanctions against individuals and teams from the nations since the conflict began on February 24.
The World Championships are scheduled for Budapest in June and the World Short Course Championships are set to take place in Kazan in December, although the International Olympic Committee has encouraged sporting organizations to move events away from Russia.
Polish Swimming Federation President and former Olympic champion Otylia Jedrzejczak said Russia and Belarus should be excluded from international communities “in all areas of life.”