On Monday, FIFA and UEFA suspended Russia's national teams and clubs from international football, as sporting bodies throughout the world sought to ban Russian athletes from competing in international competitions in protest of the Ukraine conflict.

"FIFA and UEFA have agreed today to suspend all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, from participating in FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice," UEFA declared in a statement.

As a result of the action, Russia is expected to be excluded from this year's World Cup and the women's Euro 2020 championship.

The Russian Football Federation said in a statement that it "categorically disagreed" with the decision and that it went against the "spirit of sports."

After their last-16 encounter with Spartak Moscow was called off, UEFA stated that RB Leipzig had been handed a walkover into the Europa League quarter-finals. The governing board also canceled a sponsorship agreement with Gazprom, a Russian energy company. 

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged that sports federations restrict Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competing on Monday.

The IOC's executive board made the decision "to defend the integrity of global sports events and the safety of all participants," according to the organization.

The ruling was rejected by the Russian Olympic Committee, which claimed it "violates both the IOC's governing texts and the (Olympic) Charter."

Elina Svitolina, a Ukrainian tennis player, has announced she will not play against Anastasia Potapova of Russia in the Monterrey Open, and has refused to play against any Russian or Belarusian players until the IOC's recommendations are implemented by tennis' regulatory organizations.

The announcement from the IOC came only days before the start of the Winter Paralympics in Beijing on Friday. On Wednesday, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will convene to discuss Russia in advance of the Games. 

The British Olympic Association, together with Germany's National Olympic Committee, urged that Russia and Belarus be immediately banned from international competition.

World Rugby has suspended Russia and Belarus from all international rugby and cross-border club rugby operations, as well as the Russian Rugby Union from World Rugby membership, citing IOC recommendations.

In addition, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has prohibited all Russian and Belarussian national teams and clubs from participating in its tournaments until further notice.

It also revoked Russia's hosting rights for the World Junior Championship from December 26 to January 5, citing concerns for the safety of players, officials, and supporters.