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[deleted] t1_jefnn80 wrote

They can't just not be russian, there are no neutrals this is delusional.


Riptide360 t1_jefm4u6 wrote

Democracies need to stop placating. London is already awash in so much fleeing Russian money.


Juhbellz t1_jefoqvj wrote

Money was definitely exchanged, yeah?


CrimzonSun t1_jeg53o4 wrote

They were fined and threatened by the ATP who run the tour. They and the LTA were the only ones who tried to ban Russians and Belarusians


reddit455 t1_jefr3hk wrote

doubt it.


Wimbledon is the Olympics of Tennis. the Olympics let you compete as an Independent.. (for basically any reason)


2022 Winter Olympics
Further information: Russian Olympic Committee athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics
Following a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), it was announced that Russia would compete under the acronym "ROC", after the name of the Russian Olympic Committee. On aftermatch, the IOC announced that the Russian national flag would be substituted by the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee. It would also be allowed to use team uniforms featuring the Russian national colours, the logo of the Russian Olympic Committee and bearing the acronym "ROC".[27]


Athletes have competed as independent Olympians at the Olympic Games for various reasons, including political transition, international sanctions, suspensions of National Olympic Committees, and compassion. Independent athletes have come from North Macedonia, East Timor, South Sudan and Curaçao following geopolitical changes in the years before the Olympics, from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (present-day Montenegro and Serbia) as a result of international sanctions, from India and Kuwait due to the suspensions of their National Olympic Committees, and from Russia for mass violations of anti-doping rules.


Hygochi t1_jefrlo8 wrote

Providing the IOC as an example of there being no money involved is quite the joke.


annoyingrelative t1_jefze08 wrote

The reason most high school teachers ban Wikipedia is because the students don't often understand what they're citing and make the opposite argument they intended.


Hizjyayvu t1_jeftvt3 wrote

"We don't like war but we really like money so I'll take that bag there thank you very much and enjoy the competition comrades"


Chadssuck222 t1_jefx12i wrote

Then I’ll skip the event. I didn’t miss the world-cup either.


CrimzonSun t1_jeg4kdy wrote

Why is everyone here blaming Wimbledon? Comparing them to IOC etc? Saying they took a bribe or something. The AEC (owners of Wimbledon) and the LTA (Queens Club etc) were the only tennis associations to ban Russian players and were punished by the ATP and threatened with expulsion. ATP are the ones who would need to impose a ban if it was going to happen otherwise we're talking about 2 weeks of the tour they couldn't play.


FlamingMoe33 t1_jegcvcm wrote

Absolutely, lots of Russian and Belorussian athletes competed in the other Grand Slam tournaments. In the Australian Open 2023, the women's final was a Belorussian against a Russian (who now starts for Kazakhstan).


autotldr t1_jefmox9 wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I'm a bot)

> LONDON - Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at Wimbledon as neutral athletes after the All England Club on Friday reversed its ban from last year.

> The same conditions will apply for Lawn Tennis Association tournaments used by players as grass-court warmups for the sport's oldest Grand Slam tournament.

> "There was a strong and very disappointing reaction from some governing bodies in tennis to the position taken by the All England Club and the LTA last year with consequences which, if continued, would be damaging to the interests of players, fans, The Championships and British tennis," the club said.

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captsmokeywork t1_jefoeeg wrote

Sorry about their ratings. This will cost them viewers, attendees and sponsors.


timar48 t1_jeg1cd9 wrote

Not sorry here. Hope they lose millions.


Profrog888 t1_jegr3r9 wrote

I doubt that most people that usually watch Wimbledon will boycott it this year because the russians can play. it won't have any significant effect


breakitbilly t1_jeg6x6r wrote

Why the hate for russian atheletes? I feel like as long as they arent flying russian colours they can do as they please. They didnt choose their nationality, so hate the sponsors not the players