Russian President Vladimir Putin has been suspended as honorary president of the International Judo Federation (IJF) due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the sport’s governing body announced.
Putin, who is a judo black belt, in light of the ongoing war conflict in Ukraine” was suspended.
A status he was awarded in 2008. The decision was announced today in a statement released by the IJF, which cited “the ongoing war conflict in Ukraine” as the reason for the suspension
What this means is that he has temporarily lost his most senior official position in world sport.
America and Europe have also decided to suspend huge Russian banks and financial institutions from SWIFT transfer.