We hereby totally support the position of our Nordic colleagues of not accepting Russian and Belarussian athletes and officials to participate in international sports.
Ukranian athletes are standing against the Russian invasion sometimes with the price of their life. They can not train and compete normally due to this fight.
We find it unacceptable to allow athletes and officials of the aggressor states back into international sports as at the same time the Ukranians are not having this possibility. With this we would ignore the fundamental principle of Fair Play.
This statement has been approved by the Presidents of following organisations:
Estonian Olympic Committee, Urmas Sõõrumaa
Estonian Paralympic Committee, Monika Haukanõmm
Latvian Olympic Committee, Zorzs Tikmers
Latvian Paralympic Committee, Daiga Dadzite
Latvian Sports Federations Council, Einars Fogelis
Lithuanian Olympic Committee, Daina Gudzineviciute
Lithuanian Paralympic Committee. Mindaugas Bilius
Union of Lithuanian Sports federations, Darius Saluga