Athletistic / Others. Umar Kremlev, member of the organizing committee of the Friendship Games, president of the International Boxing Association (IBA), said that the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, intends to obtain the postponement of these competitions.

“Bach in conversation with Vovan and Lexus (famous Russian pranksters. — Rating Athletistic) said he wanted the Friendship Games to be postponed. But he won’t succeed. Addition: These will be great Games, just like the BRICS Games. Russia creates the best conditions for athletes from all countries in the world,” Kremlev said, as quoted by TASS.

At the end of October 2023, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent letters to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) asking them to ignore the World Friendship Games in Russia. These competitions will take place from September 15 to 29, 2024 in Moscow and Yekaterinburg.