Kuching 2019: IPC Statement

Reaction to Malaysian government position on Israel 16 Jan 2019

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The IPC is bitterly disappointed at the stance of the Malaysian government with regards to Israel's participation at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. The latest comments from the Foreign Minister now cover all sport events in the country as opposed to just July's Para sport event.

While we continue dialogue with the Local Organising Committee and the National Paralympic Committee, the IPC Governing Board will be discussing this matter at its meeting in London next week.

World Championships should be open to all eligible nations and athletes. We will explore all options open to us to try and ensure the full participation of all eligible athletes.