The IBF, WBO, and WBA heavyweight world champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk wants the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the Olympic Games in 2024, which will take place in Paris.
This comes on the heels of Wladimir Klitschko, Usyk’s countryman, making the same position.
"I am a Ukrainian athlete. I won an Olympic gold in boxing in 2012. I am the current world heavyweight champion," Usyk said when speaking to th IOC President Thomas Bach. "You want to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Olympics. Russian armed forces invaded our country and kill civilians. The Russian army is killing Ukrainian athletes and coaches and destroying sports grounds as well as sports halls. The medals that Russian athletes are going to win are medals of blood, deaths and tears."