IOC President Thomas Bach was interviewed by pranksters Vovan and Lexus. Bach said Russian flag and anthem should not be used at 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

He also called for a boycott of the Friendship Games and spoke about the case of figure skater Kamila Valieva. Bach also spoke about “surveillance” of statements by Russians on social networks and called for their exclusion from competing in a neutral status in the Games. He admitted that athletes supporting the Ukrainian government would not be able to take part in the competition.