Hašek tells MEPs EU states should help Russian athletes who condemn war

Retired Czech ice hockey player Dominik Hašek says European Union states should provide asylum to Russian and Belarusian sports people who condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. He made the comment on Tuesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, at a discussion with MEPs on how to prevent Russian athletes promoting the Putin regime.

Hašek – one of Czechia’s greatest ever hockey players – said that if sports people did not clearly condemn Russia’s war on Ukraine they should be barred from participation in international competitions, including next year’s Olympics in Paris.

Author: Ian Willoughby