Russia is under heavy pressure after the invasion of Ukraine. It seems that they will be expelled from all sports competitions, that they will cut off contacts with the whole of Europe, and all this could be felt most by the Russian people, who could very soon find themselves in a severe economic crisis.
But not only that. Many Russian athletes will now not have the opportunity to compete in the biggest competitions, as most international sports organizations have decided to expel Russia from the competition. The last in a series to decide on the same move is the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation).
Although they were not eliminated from the competition, they decided on another move. In their statement, they said that they are worried about the situation of Ukrainians, and that Russia is not able to hold such a competition.
"Following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, the FIVB remains gravely concerned by the escalating situation and for the safety of the people of Ukraine." - FIVB said in its statement "The FIVB Board of Administration has come to the conclusion that it would be impossible to prepare and stage the World Championships in Russia due to the war in Ukraine."
"It has accordingly decided to remove from Russia the organisation of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship scheduled to be held in August and September 2022."
Hostin Men's WC 2022
The FIVB will currently be looking for a country that could host the Men’s World Championship 2022.
We will see in the coming period which countries are in the game "The Russian Volleyball Federation and the Organising Committee Volleyball 2022 have been informed accordingly." "The FIVB will seek an alternative host nation(s) to ensure that the global Volleyball Family, including the National Federations, athletes, officials and fans all feel safe and proud to participate in a joyous and peaceful festival of sport." The Russians are in bigger and bigger trouble