(Via IJF) April 2nd, 2014
In accordance with various press materials which quote Brian Cookson, UCI President to have said: "Why not look at combat sports like judo, or other indoor sports like badminton, you could even say what about putting track cycling in the Winter Olympics", as President of the International Judo Federation, I would like to make the following comment:
I have always admired British humor and I can say now that certainly, the UCI President is not lacking it.
In any case, as new President of an International Federation (namely the International Cycling Union), I wish Mr. Cookson good luck and I am available anytime to support him in better understanding the world sports movement and in avoiding press communications at times when he actually does not have any message to transmit.
Marius L. Vizer
International Judo Federation