Athletics, cycling, basketball, swimming... these are some of the big sports that follow the IOC and FIFA, and ban Russian and Belarusian teams and athletes from participating in their respective competitions.
Both the International Athletics Federation and the International Cycling Union decided to exclude all Russian and Belarusian teams from their competitions. This is an example of the coordinated actions of most international sports that are against the invasion of Ukraine.
This move seeks to exclude Russia and all its allies from the rest of the world. Most Russian athletes are sponsored by Russian companies that try to use sports as a form of propaganda to improve the image of Vladimir Putin and his country.