The organisers of the forthcoming Wimbledon have banned Russian flags and journalists from this summer’s tournament over Russia invasion of Ukraine.
This was made known in a statement Wimbledon’s chief executive Sally Bolton confirmed the news on Tuesday who said the decision was made after entry terms and conditions were updated.
Bolton who made the comments ahead of this year’s edition at the All England Club, which will begin on July 3 and run until July 16 no Russian or Belarusian flags will be allowed into the grounds
‘‘Our grounds entry terms and conditions have been updated this year,” she said in a statement.
‘‘That will prohibit any Russian or Belarusian flags being brought into the grounds, as well as any other symbols or signs of support for the war or the two regimes.”
He also added that the tournament will not be aired in Russia or Belarus – and that Russian journalists would not be welcome to attend in SW19 either.
”The gate teams will be well briefed on what can and can’t come into the grounds,’ she continued.
‘’The tournament will not be shown in Russia or Belarus,’ Bolton said.
‘’Russian media are not welcome at the Championships.” He added.