Consequences of Russian invasion to LUCERNE REGATTA

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World Rowing and the LUCERNE REGATTA Association strongly condemns the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing violation of the Olympic Truce. Our organisations stand in absolute solidarity with the Ukrainian people, including our friends at the Ukrainian rowing family, at this time of grave international crisis.

The World Rowing Executive Committee strongly supports the recommendations issued by the IOC on February 28. These include recognition that many Ukrainian athletes will be prevented from participating in international competitions as a result of the attack on their country. Accordingly, World Rowing confirms that it will not allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in any of its international competitions, with immediate effect and until further notice. Therefore we will experience a LUCERNE REGATTA in 2022 without the participation of these two nations