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International Amateur Boxing Association Accepts Kosovo

The international governing body for amateur boxing has accepted Kosovo for provisional membership, according to a statement on the organization's website.

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) said the AIBA executive board made the decision at its current meeting in Bangkok, and Kosovo's permanent status will have to be ratified at a subsequent membership conference.

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and has since been seeking recognition by international organizations, including athletic federations.

Kosovo has been recognized by 91 nations and six amateur sporting federations, including the AIBA.

In May, the international governing body of soccer, FIFA, approved Kosovo for friendly international matches against its 208 members.

Europe's governing soccer organization, UEFA, and the soccer federation of Serbia opposed the FIFA decision.
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by: Jack from: US
July 10, 2012 15:48
Kosovo is a NATO minion. It is not recognized by anyone and it's not a country. It belongs to Serbia. US is the biggest sponsor of terrorism.

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
July 11, 2012 21:01
Finally!!! Now the citizens of "Kosovo" can finally live quietly and happily - all their problems have been solved. Thank you, International Amateur Boxing Association!! :-))

by: Brazilian Man from: São Paulo - Brazil
July 14, 2012 09:06
Kosovo is a nation recognized by the United States of America — currently the most powerful nation of the Earth — and most of the members of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, et cetera).

TERRORISTS are not the Kosovars. TERRORISTS are RATKO MLADIC, RADOVAN KARADZIC, ARKAN, and the Serb master of the puppets SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC.
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by: American Man from: Ohio
July 22, 2012 15:00
How can the army and the democratically elected government be terrorists in their own country? KLA or this Albanian separatists are terrorists as much as the IRA, Al-Qaeda, etc. the only difference is that USA hates Russians, and Serbs are seen as the only non-Russian Slavs that still ain't under our boot.

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