According to the IOC website, at the last meeting, Bach and Macron discussed the issue of admitting athletes from Russia and Belarus to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The head of the IOC expressed gratitude to the President of France for his statement at the G7 summit in Hiroshima on the autonomy of sports and the admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions.

At the same time, Bach and Macron confirmed that France will support the IOC's decision on the participation of Russians and Belarusians in the 2024 Olympics, which will be adopted in due course.

The Games in Paris will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

On March 28, the IOC Executive Board recommended that international federations allow Russians who did not support the special military operation to compete as neutral athletes. At the same time, the organization proposes to refuse participation to athletes associated with the armed forces and security agencies, as well as national teams in team disciplines.

Earlier, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, said that he had no doubts about the return of Russian athletes to international competitions.