A look at how sports reacted to the Russian invasion


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.


Formula 1 canceled the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi in September.

Intercontinental Drifting Cup in Sochi in June cancelled.


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. However, a few Russian players at two Para events in Spain this week and next week were allowed to play as already there, but as neutrals with no flags or anthems.


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

The EuroLeague has suspended Russian clubs CSKA Moscow, UNICS Kazan and Zenit Saint Petersburg. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar suspended from the EuroCup.


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


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

The World Curling Federation has begun the process of withdrawing Russian entries from the women’s world championship in Canada this month and the men’s world championship in Las Vegas in April.


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. Canceled events included an Acrobatics World Cup in Oktyabrskiy, Russia in May and a Trampoline World Cup in St. Petersburg in September.


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. Finnish club Jokerit have withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League Conference quarter-finals.


Kazan Grand Slam, a World Judo Tour event, canceled in May. Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended as honorary president and ambassador of the International Judo Federation. Sergey Soloveychik, Russian President of the European Judo Union, has resigned.


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 suspended from all internationals and cross-border club events. Russia men’s team excluded from the European Rugby Championship and qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Russia women’s team excluded from the European Rugby Championship, World Series Seven and qualifying for the Rugby Sevens World Cup in South Africa in September. The Russian Rugby Federation’s membership of World Rugby is suspended.


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. World Cup cancellations included ski cross in Sunny Valley last weekend, jumps in Yaroslavl last week and Moscow this Saturday; bumps at Kuzbass this weekend; cross-country in Tyumen this month; and women’s ski jumping in Nizhny Tagil and Chaikovsky this month. Russian athletes will compete under the FIS flag and anthem.


FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian national teams and clubs from all competitions. The men’s national team is excluded from the World Cup qualifiers this month.

The Champions League final in May moved from Saint Petersburg to Paris. Spartak Moscow expelled from the Europa League in the round of 16.

UEFA has canceled sponsorship of Russian energy company Gazprom which covered the Champions League, UEFA national team competitions and the 2024 European Championship.


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. FINA Order awarded to Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrawn. The junior world championships in Kazan, Russia, were canceled in August. The World Series of Diving in Kazan in April has been cancelled.


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. World Taekwondo has withdrawn the honorary 9th dan black belt conferred on Russian President Vladimir Putin.


The International Tennis Federation has canceled all of its events in Russia and postponed a minor tournament in Ukraine in April. Russia is the defending Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup champion.


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.

SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia, canceled in May.


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Naomi C. Amerson