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Switzerland: IOC talks Kosovo, Serbia tensions in hosting events02:06

Switzerland: IOC talks Kosovo, Serbia tensions in hosting events

Switzerland, Lausanne
July 19, 2018 at 22:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

The International Olympic Committee spokesperson Mark Adams highlighted the problems overshadowing Kosovo and Serbia hosting events due to deep-rooted tensions between the neighbouring countries, during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne on Thursday.

"The IOC was informed by the difficulties encountered by the delegation of Kosovo to participate in the European Senior Karate Championship in Serbia in May this year," said Adams referring to Serbia denying entry to the Kosovo team to the European Championship.

Adams added that "unfortunately, due to last minute operational procedure issue, this participation was not possible."

Switzerland: IOC talks Kosovo, Serbia tensions in hosting events02:06
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The International Olympic Committee spokesperson Mark Adams highlighted the problems overshadowing Kosovo and Serbia hosting events due to deep-rooted tensions between the neighbouring countries, during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne on Thursday.

"The IOC was informed by the difficulties encountered by the delegation of Kosovo to participate in the European Senior Karate Championship in Serbia in May this year," said Adams referring to Serbia denying entry to the Kosovo team to the European Championship.

Adams added that "unfortunately, due to last minute operational procedure issue, this participation was not possible."

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