Belarusian Paralympic athlete 'disappointed' with IPC's decision, says it's against org's 'code of ethics'

The skier won gold in 2018 at the Pyeongchang Games in the 15-kilometer free visually impaired and the 1.5-kilometer sprint classical visually impaired and a bronze in the 6-kilometer visually impaired. While she thought she was going to be able to compete in the upcoming games, the IPC reversed course and barred Russian and Belarusian athletes from the games.

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Sviatlana  Sakhanenka of Belarus celebrates with her guide Raman Yashchanka after winning the Cross-Country Skiing - W 1.5km Sprint Classic Final, Visually Impaired on day five of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, 대한민국.

Sviatlana Sakhanenka of Belarus celebrates with her guide Raman Yashchanka after winning the Cross-Country SkiingW 1.5km Sprint Classic Final, Visually Impaired on day five of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, 대한민국. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

As for me, the decision of IPC is not understandable and now I realize that I am absolutely defenseless as an athlete,” Sakhanenka told Sky Sports through a translator. “You know I have been training for four years and we actually follow the rules of the IPC and its handbook and its code of ethics.

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And we actually think that depriving us of the possibility to compete according to some political reasons, some political situation is not in compliance with the code of ethics of the IPC handbook.

Russian and Belarusian athletes have been either barred from competition or are being forced to compete under neutral flags due to 러시아 invasion of 우크라이나.

We just do our own job, we are just training and competing and we of course are very much disappointed of the situation because all this politics actually interferes with our job,” 그녀가 말했다.

Gold medalist Sviatlana Sakhanenka (아르 자형) of Belarus celebrate with her guide Raman Yashchanka after the Women's 15km Free, Visually Impaired Cross Country event at Alpensia Biathlon Centre during day three of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 12, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, 대한민국.

Gold medalist Sviatlana Sakhanenka (아르 자형) of Belarus celebrate with her guide Raman Yashchanka after the Women’s 15km Free, Visually Impaired Cross Country event at Alpensia Biathlon Centre during day three of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 12, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, 대한민국. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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If we really could change this political situation, if we just have this task, we will do our best, but unfortunately nothing depends on us actually. This is a big stress for all the athletes and we are just afraid of our future.

The IPC announced Thursday that Russian and Belarusian athletes will no longer be allowed to participate as protests from other nations arejeopardizing the viabilityof the Games.

The IPC issued a news release just one day after confirming that athletes from Russia, who compete under the Russian Olympic Committee (큰 괴조), and Belarus would be allowed to compete but not under their flag and would also not be included in the official medal table.

Sviatlana Sakhanenka of Belarus celebrates after winning the Cross-Country Skiing - W 1.5km Sprint Classic Final, Visually Impaired on day five of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, 대한민국.

Sviatlana Sakhanenka of Belarus celebrates after winning the Cross-Country SkiingW 1.5km Sprint Classic Final, Visually Impaired on day five of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, 대한민국. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Multiple National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), teams and athletes now threatening not to compete, jeopardizing the viability of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games,” 그만큼 보도 자료 읽다. “Situation in the athlete villages is escalating and ensuring the safety of athletes has become untenable.

Russia condemned the IPC’s decision on Thursday, 그것을 호출 “disgrace.

The situation is monstrous, 물론이야. This is a disgrace for the International Paralympic Committee,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, 통하다 로이터. “We strongly condemn the International Paralympic Committee for this decision.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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