GENEVA — Worldwide sports activities our bodies moved to additional isolate Russia on Monday for its invasion of Ukraine and pushed Moscow nearer to turning into a pariah on the enjoying discipline.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee urged sports activities our bodies to exclude Russian athletes and officers from worldwide occasions, together with soccer’s World Cup.

The IOC mentioned it was wanted to “defend the integrity of worldwide sports activities competitions and for the protection of all of the contributors.”

The choice opened the way in which for FIFA, the governing physique of soccer, to exclude Russia from the World Cup

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