Chairman of the AIBA and EUBC Medical Commission, Dr. Ioannis Filippatos – The medical report of the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships shows the success of our protocols14 July 2021
The EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships concluded in eight competition days in Tbilisi, Georgia which was a bigger competition in comparison to the last 2020 edition. The medical report of the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships shows the success of the Covid-19 protocols.
The European Boxing Confederation’s medical and safety rules are very strict in the whole competition as it was followed in Montenegro. The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, to keep the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, the strict mask wearing rules and all of the health and safety measurements are controlled by the Chairman of the AIBA & EUBC Medical Commission Dr. Ioannis Filippatos of Monaco in Tbilisi.
“The participating teams had to make negative PCR tests at latest 72 hours before their arrival to the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships. When the teams arrived to Georgia we have done further 400 PCR tests immediately to test all of the boxers, coaches, team managers and officials. We made further tests during the event where we had altogether more than 500 participants in Tbilisi.
We had altogether 700 tests twice and only 1 of them was positive in the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships. He was the Italian team manager who produced a positive test but he was asymptomatic without any health issues. We have isolated him and followed his health conditions. Tbilisi was a 10-day long event with the arrivals, sport entries check and all competition days and I believe the medical report is a success with 99.9% of negative tests. Since we launched the Covid-19 safety protocols in October 2020, all of our events were safe for our boxers and participating teams,” summarized the safety measures of the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships Dr. Ioannis Filippatos.