The Russians use sports as a way to “legalize” the occupation and try to integrate sports schools in the temporarily occupied territories into the general Russian system.
Occupiers send trainers from the Russian Federation to the captured regions. The idea is that athletes from TOT will participate in international competitions, which will “legalize the annexation”.
Also, the enemy takes children from TOT to various sports events in the Russian Federation itself and offers the most gifted children to move so that they leave the region with their parents.
Note that all these actions are war crimes, and everyone involved in this process will be punished. You can report an enemy or collaborator using the link.