500 days after the invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Belarusian stars are playing at Wimbledon. Here’s how it’s going

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2023
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A year after tennis players from Russia and Belarus were banned from playing at Wimbledon following the invasion of Ukraine, organizers have accepted entries from players from the two countries for the 2023 grand slam tournament if they have complied with “appropriate conditions” and compete as neutral athletes.

Though tournament organizers have been keen to emphasize that they “continue to condemn totally Russia’s illegal invasion,” chatter around the war at Wimbledon remains a touchy subject.

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, with Belarus playing a key role in...

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