Dušan Simonović: MOK already showed its readiness for involvement in the Olympic family
LAUSANNE – Executive Board of the IOC at its Session held yesterday in Lausanne, denounced that Montenegro has fulfilled completely all criteria and conditions for acceptance into full-time membership in the International Olympic Committee.
– After voting on the Congress in Guatemala City in the beginning of July, Montenegro will become 204th member of the Olympic Movement – it was said after the Sassion of the Executive Board of the IOC.
– We are very happy because of the news we received last night from Lausanne. Previous months we worked wery hard, and obviously, our efforts were recognised by the Executive Board, also confirmed by the letter from the Lausanne received just before the Session – it was the first reaction of the President of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee, Dušan Simonović.
– We had one more chance in April, before the Congress in Guatemala City, but the MOC showed that it is ready to be included in the Olympic family. Before the formal and official reckognition in July, I expect that the IOC will give the support to our athletes and Federations, and that's why the decision brought last night is of the great importance for the forthcoming participation of Montenegrin athletes on the International scene – said Simonović.