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Russia Eyes 2024 Paris Olympics Despite Sports Bans

People attend a logo presentation ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris in Oct. 2019.

People attend a logo presentation ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris in Oct. 2019.

Photographer: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Paris (AP) -- With two years to go until the Paris Olympics open, Russia is making plans for its athletes to live and compete in the French capital even though many remain barred from upcoming qualification events because of the war in Ukraine.

Russian Olympic Committee president Stanislav Pozdnyakov wrote on the Telegram messaging app Tuesday that the country was working to get its athletes access to qualification events and already making plans for the Olympic village in 2024.