Azerbaijani Boxing Federation has sent a protest letter to International Olympics Committee, International Boxing Association, European Boxing Confederation, and federation of member countries to EUBC regarding the provocation that occurred in the opening ceremony of the European championship on boxing in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, APA reports.
The letter reads: “This competition should serve the noble mission of the world boxing family - to bring people and countries together, to form friendships through sports. However, unfortunately, on May 22, 2022, in the European championship in Yerevan, contradicting with Olympic Charter, cases that do not correspond to the spirit and mission of the sport were observed. Provocative actions were committed by the host country at the opening ceremony. As a “symbol” of Armenia’s territorial claims against Azerbaijan, the so-called “flag” of the illegal body was demonstrated. The provocative “symbol” demonstrated at the EUBC event actually shows Armenia's policy of aggression and therefore this step should be categorically punished.”