Representatives from 36 countries including Bermuda attended the AIBA Continental Forum for America, which was organized virtually this year because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation.
The AIBA leadership and the National Federations of the continent discussed a number of pivotal issues, including reforms, new AIBA Committees and the competition calendar, a development plan for National Federations, a Communication strategy, a report from the legal group; they also held an anti-doping seminar with the ITA’s Head of Testing, Matteo Vallini.
AIBA president Umar Kremlev claimed that the intention of the continent to improve is 'incredible'.
"I saw a lot of engagement of American National Federations' representatives, even virtually. I am very happy with their eagerness to follow the way of reforms, to support AIBA, and improve themselves. I appreciate their enthusiasm and fresh ideas, which were discussed. I am sure that soon we will see distinct and even more powerful America on the boxing map," Kremlev said.
Brian Lewis, the president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) delivered a speech about governance transformation and post-COVID-19 opportunities and challenges.