Wimbledon organizers fined $1 million for not admitting Russian athletes

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Wimbledon organizers fined $1 million for not admitting Russian athletes
Wimbledon organizers fined $1 million for not admitting Russian athletes
4 July, 10:05Sport
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) fined the Lawn Tennis Association of Great Britain (LTA) and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club 207 thousand pounds ($250.9 thousand) for 620 thousand pounds ($ 750.6 thousand) for not allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in three tournaments.

According to the Daily Mail, we are talking about tournaments in Eastbourne, Nottingham and Birmingham, held before Wimbledon. Both organizations intend to challenge the decision on the fine. This is also due to the fact that tournaments in Nottingham and Birmingham turn out to be unprofitable every year, they are held solely to support the development of women's sports.

Recall that the LTA and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club did not allow the Russians to Wimbledon. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) have criticized the decision. In addition, the ATP and WTA have stated that no ranking points will be awarded to Wimbledon 2022 participants. And the points received a year ago will not be frozen, but written off, as it should be according to the rules of the association.

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