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The flags and anthems of Russia and Belarus are prohibited in all World Archery international events.

Athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus are barred from all World Series of Athletics events, including the World Team Race Walking Championships in Oman this weekend, the World Indoor Championships in Serbia this month here and the world championships in Eugene, Oregon in July.

Athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus have been banned from participating in all Badminton World Federation tournaments from March 8. Additionally, all BWF events in Russia and Belarus have been canceled.

Russian teams and officials suspended from all competitions by the International Basketball Federation.

Russian clubs suspended from EuroLeague and EuroCup.

Athletes from Russia and Belarus suspended from all International Canoe Federation competition.

Bouldering and Sprint World Cup in Moscow in April to be moved.

European Championships in Perm, Russia, in November to be relocated.

The International Cycling Union will allow Russian and Belarusian riders to compete as neutral athletes, but will ban Russian and Belarusian teams and sponsors.

The International Equestrian Federation has canceled all remaining events this year in Russia (51) and Belarus (six), including the Eurasia Championships in Moscow in July.

Alisher Usmanov, a Russian, has retired from the presidency of the International Fencing Federation.

The International Gymnastics Federation has canceled all World Cup and World Challenge Cup events in Russia and Belarus. Flags and anthems of Russia and Belarus prohibited at all FIG events.

Russia excluded from the Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa in April.

Russia and Belarus banned from all International Ice Hockey Federation events. The Russian men will be eliminated from the world championship in May. The Junior World Championships in Russia in 2023 have been transferred to Serbia. The NHL has suspended all commercial transactions in Russia.

Kazan Grand Slam, a World Judo Tour event, canceled in May.

Formula 1 canceled the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi in September. Nikita Mazepin, the only Russian driver in F1, can continue to race but only in a neutral capacity.

The Karate 1-Premier League event in Moscow in October will be moved.

Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials banned from all International Modern Pentathlon Union events.

Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials banned from world rowing competitions.

Russia and Belarus are suspended from all international and cross-border club events, including the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The Russian Rugby Federation’s membership of World Rugby is suspended.

The Russians and the Belarusians were excluded halfway through a World Cup in Egypt.

Russia and Belarus have been banned from all International Skating Union events, including the world figure skating championships in France this month.

All International Ski Federation events in Russia until the end of the season canceled or moved. Russian athletes will compete under the FIS flag and anthem.

FIFA and UEFA are suspending Russian national teams and clubs from all competitions, including World Cup qualifiers this month. The Champions League final in May moved from Saint Petersburg to Paris. Spartak Moscow excluded from the knockout stages of the Europa League. UEFA has canceled sponsorship of Russian energy company Gazprom.

The Junior World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, in August will be moved.

World governing body FINA orders all Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials to compete as neutrals without country flags, colors or symbols. The world junior championships in Kazan, Russia, in August and the diving world series in Kazan in April have been canceled.

World Taekwondo and European Taekwondo Union will not organize or recognize any events in Russia and Belarus. Flags and anthems of Russia and Belarus banned at all international events.

The International Tennis Federation has canceled all events in Russia and postponed a minor tournament in Ukraine in April. Russia and Belarus are excluded from the team competitions, the Davis Cup and the Billie Jean King Cup, until further notice. Russian and Belarusian players are allowed to play on the ATP and WTA tours, but without national flags, and at Grand Slam tournaments.

World Triathlon has banned the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in all international competitions or official events.

Men’s World Championship in Russia in August to be moved. National Volleyball League matches in Russia in June and July will be moved.

European Youth Championships in Kazan, Russia in August to be moved.

At the Paralympic Winter Games, Russia and Belarus will compete as neutrals without a national flag, anthem or symbol in Beijing from Friday.

Australian Associated Press

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