Wimbledon Tennis Tournament announces 800 million won support for Ukraine

 The Wimbledon tennis 메이저놀이터tournament, which is approaching in two months, announced that it would make a donation for relief in Ukraine. This is a follow-up to allowing players from Russia and Belarus to compete.

The British BBC reported on the 26th (Korean time) that the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), the organizer of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, which lifted the ban on players from Russia and Belarus, will donate more than 500,000 pounds (approximately 830 million won) to aid in Ukraine. reported to be scheduled.

The AELTC and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have joined hands to develop a funding plan. It is expected that each ticket will raise 1 pound, and in total, more than 500,000 pounds will be donated to aid in Ukraine.

In addition, accommodation expenses for Ukrainian players are provided. The two organizations will pay for two hotel rooms for each Ukrainian player participating in the Wimbledon qualifiers and finals.

Earlier, Wimbledon banned players from the two countries from participating in the tournament after Russia invaded Ukraine last year and Belarus sympathized with it. Among the four major tournaments, it was the only one where players from two countries were completely banned.

The Australian Open, French Open, and US Open allowed players from the two countries to compete as neutrals.

Then, on the 1st (Korean time), Wimbledon revealed its policy of allowing Russian and Belarusian players to participate.

AELTC, the organizer of the event, emphasized that “allowing Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate does not reduce the full condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine” and “it was a very difficult decision.”

However, conditions apply for players from both countries to participate in the competition.

Players from both countries must swear not to express their support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine during the tournament. Some players have already signed pledges, but the organizers did not disclose the number of players who signed, according to the BBC.

In addition, it cannot receive sponsorship from the Russian or Belarusian governments or state-owned companies.

According to the permit, Danil Medvedev, Andrei Rublev (Russia), and Arina Savalenka (Belarus), who were unable to compete in Wimbledon last year, will be able to step on the Wimbledon court again.

Meanwhile, the Wimbledon tournament, which opens on July 3 this year, bans national flags or political symbols from the stadium.

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