IOC recommendation – Russian and Belarusian athletes
At its Board meeting today, 3rd March 2022, the WCBS took the decision to stand by and in support of the IOC recommendation of not permitting Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials to compete in international sporting events.
It is indeed a sad day for our sport of billiards when we have to deny athletes from doing what they love to do. Our heart and thoughts extend to not only the people of Ukraine, but those also in Russia and Belarus and hope this terrible period will come to an end very soon.
The decision of the WCBS is endorsed by its three members, the IBSF (International Billiards & Snooker Federation), the UMB (Union Mondiale de Billar) and the WPA (World Pool-Billiard Association).