Like everyone in Britain and around the world, GB Snowsport has watched with horror and dismay the indefensible actions of Russia and its allies against Ukraine.
While sport is far from the most important consideration in this moment, we wholeheartedly support actions taken by national and international sporting federations in sanctioning Russian and Belarusian sport agencies.
We stand firmly behind FIS’ decision to bar the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes from FIS competition for the remainder of the season, and we endorse the positions stated by UK Sport, the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association, and other British sporting institutions. We further note the decision made by the IPC this morning with regards to the Paralympic Winter Games, and continue to work closely with the BPA in supporting their on-going considerations in relation to the Games.
We offer our support and solidarity to all Ukrainian members of the ski and snowboard family at this dark time.