IBA allows Ukrainian boxers to compete under their flag
October 4th, 2022 / IBA
Athletes of Ukraine will compete under the name IBA Ukrainian Team and represent their flag, despite the fact that the Ukrainian Boxing Federation was temporarily suspended on September 23rd.
According to the IBA Board of Directors decision, Ukrainian anthem is to be played at the venues, should the athletes claim a gold medal, while Ukrainian technical officials will be allowed to officiate the events, as per Rule 25.5.1 of IBA Technical & Competitions Rules.
IBA strongly believes that athletes should not suffer, no matter of circumstances, and should be able to represent their country with pride.