Umar Kremlev, President of the IBA, discusses “a collaborative approach” with the IOC
The president of the International Boxing Federation (IBA), the Russian Umar Kremlev, indicated Monday during…
The president of the International Boxing Federation (IBA), the Russian Umar Kremlev, indicated Monday during a press conference that “a collaborative approach” was underway to resolve issues with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC suspended the IBA following various problems (governance, corruption, doping, arbitration problems, etc.) and took direct charge of the organization of the Olympic events of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Boxing was even removed from the Olympic program for the Los Angeles 2028 Games and could only be reinstated if the IBA solves its problems.
“The IBA is in the process of responding to all the requests of the IOC, said Umar Kremlev, reputed to be close to Vladimir Putin. A lot of work has been done, and some of the IOC’s requests have been answered. » Umar Kremlev clarified that the controversial sponsorship contract with the Russian company Gazprom has ended and is not being renewed ” for the moment “.