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Malaysia stands firm: will not join 2024 Paris Olympics boycott
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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will not join the bandwagon and boycott the 2024 Paris Olympics despite calls from several countries threatening to skip the biggest multi-sports event due to the International Olympics Council’s (IOC) decision to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete.

While IOC has allowed the participation of athletes from both these countries, they must compete under a neutral flag.

Some 40 countries have been reported to condemn the IOC’s decision and are looking to boycott next year’s competition, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ukraine, as well as host country France.

The last time Malaysia skipped the Olympic Games was in 1980 when it was held in Moscow, Russia (formerly known as the Soviet Union). Together with 66 countries, Malaysia boycotted the games entirely because of the Soviet-Afghan war.

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