AIBA President visits Kosovo to meet the athletes of Rio 201607 November 2016
AIBA President and IOC Executive Board member Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu has visited the Kosovo Olympic Committee two months after the country made its first ever Olympic appearance, at the Rio 2016 Games. Dr Wu met with the Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa and attended the National Youth Boxing Championships with NOC President Mr Besim Hasani before attending a gala dinner alongside the country’s team of eight Olympians, who returned home from Rio with a historic gold medal thanks to women’s Judo star Majlinda Kelmendi.
“It is so important that we support emerging countries so that they can enjoy the participation and unity that comes with the Olympic Games. Supporting smaller nations is something that we have always taken seriously at AIBA, with our membership reaching 200 National Federations in our 70th year as world boxing’s governing body. I would like to congratulate Kosovo’s first Olympians on their remarkable achievements and wish them well for the future and we look forward to growing boxing in the months and years to come,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.