AIBA EC discussed the coronavirus pandemic and will vote for rescheduling the Congress 2020

March 28th, 2020 / IBA

During the teleconference on Saturday, the AIBA Executive Committee decided to keep in touch every three weeks to get updated on the coronavirus pandemic situation. Several important decisions, including the rescheduling of the AIBA Extraordinary Congress 2020, will be made by the mail vote.  

‘It is important that we are together in such a difficult time,” claimed AIBA Interim President Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane. 

‘Although we have already postponed the Congress due to health and safety reasons, we need to do it once again and reschedule it from June 20th to a later date,” he noted. However, the new date of the event will not be appointed until the situation with the pandemic becomes clearer. The new Congress is likely to be held no sooner than the end of this year. 

The EC members unanimously supported the necessity to reschedule the Congress due to the pandemic situation.

‘We have to wait for the IOC scheduling the Qualifiers and Games 2020 to plan our competition and to give our athletes an opportunity to participate in all events without any clash between AIBA and the IOC schedules. We have to ensure that athletes are given enough time to prepare,’ added Interim President.

He also thanked all the EC members “for unity and solidarity” they showed “in this difficult time”. 

“We are very sorry for what has happened to the Turkish and Croatian teams, we hope that there are no other athletes, coaches, or officials affected. We will have a follow-up and provide medical assistance to those who were in London or anyone who requests it,” said Dr. Moustahsane.