The Norwegian Boxing Federation (NBF) has called an extraordinary meeting on 23 September.
There, the National Football Association’s Board of Directors recommends that he withdraw from the International Boxing Federation and apply to join the federation to be approved as the Director of Olympic Boxing. In order to achieve this, the National Bank of Fujairah must change its legal form.
Slåke confirms to Dagbladet that the reason they want change has to do with the leadership at IBA.
The Russian Association is headed by Omar Kremlev, who has been photographed several times with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has also been referred to as a friend of Putin.
Under his leadership, it was recommended that boxing be suspended from the Olympic program for financial, administrative, transparency, ethics and arbitration reasons.
Kremlev said last year that politics should not be mixed with sports. This came after the International Boxing Federation announced that Russian and Belarusian athletes would be allowed to start boxing again, even though the war in Ukraine is still ongoing. Norway had reacted strongly to this even then.
– We don’t believe any of this. We believe that Russians and Belarusians should be deprived of the opportunity to participate in all international competitions. I also believe that Norwegian sport should stay away from the events it participates in, regardless of the sport, as boxing president Slack told Dagbladet in October last year.
The Kremlin also made dramatic statements afterward.
Two days ago, the Danish Boxing Federation issued a press release stating that they would soon leave the International Boxing Federation and become part of the separate World Boxing Federation.
Union The United States, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the Philippines formed the union in April this year. It is possible that Norway would also want to join this union, if the Board of Directors gets the green light to withdraw from the IBA.
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