The International SAMBO Federation has issued a statement, declaring that all upcoming FIAS events that were scheduled to take place in Russia and Belarus, will be postponed until second notice.
“Our first and highest priority is to protect the safety of our athletes and all those travelling to and participating at FIAS events. Due to heightened security concerns and recommendations from the IOC the FIAS has suspended all FIAS events taking place in Russia and Belarus indefinitely.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and review on an ongoing basis. Any further course of action will be decided based on a thorough risk assessment and the advice we receive from security experts and the relevant authorities”.