IBMXFF, the International BMX Freestyle Federation released a statement in response to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics announcement.
June 14, 2017
RE: UCI PRESS RELEASE STATING THAT THE IOC HAS AGREED TO ADD
BMX FREESTYLE TO THE PROGRAMME OF THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
The International BMX Freestyle Federation (IBMXFF) is the worldwide governing body for BMX Freestyle, formed by individuals who have shaped BMX Freestyle for decades. It was established to protect and maintain BMX Freestyle’s lifestyle and culture with authenticity and integrity.
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for cycling disciplines unrelated to BMX Freestyle, announced that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed to add BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The announcement was made without the involvement of the IBMXFF. We have confidence that the IOC’s goal of adapting and further strengthening the principles of good governance and ethics to changing demands will lead to the direct involvement of the IBMXFF in the planning and decision-making for the BMX Freestyle Park event in Tokyo.