The FINA Bureau met today and acknowledged the decision of the FINA Disciplinary Panel to suspend Evgeny Rylov (RUS) from all competitions and activities organized or sanctioned by FINA, including any International Competition on the FINA World Aquatic Calendar, for a period of nine months, following Mr. Rylov’s attendance and conduct at an event held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 18 March 2022. Mr. Rylov’s suspension took effect on 20 April 2022.
The Bureau also confirmed its position that Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials will not be invited to any FINA event through the end of 2022. This confirmation follows the FINA Bureau’s approval of key measures on 8 March 2022 to protect FINA events and athlete welfare. These previous decisions included cancelling FINA events in Russia, and the non-invitation of Russian and Belarusian teams through to the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022.