Archery GB has written to Tom Dielen, Secretary General of World Archery, and Mario Scarzella, President of World Archery Europe regarding our position on the conflict in Ukraine. You can read the letter below:
Dear Tom and Mario
Whilst we believe that sport and politics should remain separate, we find ourselves in a very difficult and unique situation. We condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and we condemn the support of Belarus.
We are advised by our government not to host athletes or officials from either Russia or Belarus at our forthcoming UK hosted competitions, explicitly the European Youth Championships and the European Para Cup Final.
I hope this message indicates the solidarity we feel about our Ukrainian friends and the sorrow we feel in having to write to you both at this time.
Neil Armitage and the AGB Board
We will issue updates regarding the invasion of Ukraine and its impact on archery via our website and social media.
For the latest statements from the British Olympic Association, Paralympics GB and World Archery please check their websites and social media feeds.
You can find the latest statements from all three organisations below:
British Olympic Association statement on Russia and Belarus
British Paralympic Association Statement - Beijing 2022
World Archery Executive board sanctions Russian and Belarusian flags and anthems