Danila Shirokov, a Belarusian freestyle wrestler, is currently under contract with the national security club "Dynamo," an organization linked to Russia's military operations in the ongoing and brutal war against Ukraine. This association raises grave concerns within the international sports community, prompting a unanimous call for Shirokov's suspension from all international sporting events.
The global sports fraternity strongly denounces any involvement of athletes in conflicts, and Shirokov's connection to a club associated with war activities contradicts the principles of fair play and sportsmanship. Sports should remain a realm of unity, respect, and peace, and athletes should not be aligned with entities engaged in war. The international community emphasizes the imperative of maintaining the integrity of sports and ensuring they are not misused for political or military purposes.