IOC Executive Board recommends FIAS for full IOC recognition

The IOC Executive Board met and it will present a recommendation to grant full recognition of the International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) to the IOC Session at its meeting on 20-21 July in Tokyo (Japan).

“We would like to warmly congratulate you on this achievement, which acknowledges the work and accomplishments in terms of Institutional development and the promotion and progress of your sport and its related aspects,” says the official IOC letter.

FIAS was granted provisional recognition back in November 2018 during the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting held in Tokyo, Japan.

“We have accomplished the big, and perhaps the most difficult step forward. But there is still a lot of work ahead. The next step is to get the permanent IOC recognition and then to be included in the program of the Olympic Games. I’m sure we can handle it!” – stated FIAS President Vasily Shestakov back then.

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