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Russian seals Olympic spot in Germany despite visa rejection

By Abiodun Ogundairo
25 March 2024   |   12:08 pm
A Russian and a Belarusian trampolinist have qualified for this summer's Paris Olympics at a competition in Germany, despite German authorities not giving them visas to enter the country. DW understands the Russian athletes taking part were instead issued visas by Spain, which granted them short-term access to Germany

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