The International Functional Fitness Federation has decided to relocate the World Championships 2022 that was originally to be held in Moscow, Russia.
iF3 condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and joins the international sporting community’s call for a peaceful resolution of this ongoing conflict. iF3 will follow the guidance issued by the IOC on February 28th and will take the following actions.
- The 2022 iF3 World Championships, which were originally scheduled for August 26-28th in Moscow, Russia, will be relocated
- Russian and Belarusian athletes will be ineligible to compete in iF3 international events until further notice.
This decision was not taken lightly.
We feel for the athletes of our National Federations, who deserve to have consistency and stability in their season schedule after two years of disruption due to the global pandemic.
We feel for the Russian and Belarusian athletes and the Russian Functional Fitness Federation, who wanted nothing more than to host the incredible World Championship event they are capable of and contribute to the growth of the Functional Fitness Community.
And most of all, we feel for the people of Ukraine as they bravely fight and defend against this unjust attack on their country.
An immediate search for a replacement host for iF3 Worlds has begun. National Federations or other entities who are interested in hosting have 2 weeks to submit an expression of interest to iF3.