The Executive Committee of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) examined today the
situation created by the military invasion of the Ukraine. The UIM EXCO Members expressed their
shock over the ruthless initiative taken against a sovereign state. They underlined that the UIM strongly
condemns all acts of violence perpetrated against civilians and reaffirms its solidarity with the
As the World Governing Body of the Powerboating Sport, the UIM is committed to encouraging its
practice in all disciplines on a global scale and to offering opportunities to the athletes to perform. Yet,
in light of the present situation caused by the Russian invasion in Ukraine, international powerboating
events organized and staged under the auspices of the UIM in Russia and Belarus are excluded until
the current threats to the Ukrainian population are cleared.
The UIM EXCO also resolved not to invite Russian and Belarussian athletes and officials nor to allow
their participation in international Powerboating competitions organized worldwide under the
authority of the UIM until further notice.
As an IOC recognized International Sports Federation, the UIM fully supports the initiatives taken so
far by the Olympic Movement in search of a peaceful solution of the current conflict.
The UIM Office continues to closely monitor the situation and remains at the disposal of the Member
Federations, Athletes and Officials for further guidance.
Monaco, 1st March 2022
UIM Press ReleaseReturn to list