MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Bosco, the official supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sees no grounds for termination of its contract with IOC following its request not to use its brand at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea’s PyeongChang, Bosco’s board head, Mikhail Kusnirovich, told TASS on Thursday.
Kusnirovich said on Wednesday he had asked the International Olympic Committee not to use its brand at the Olympic Games in South Korea over the IOC’s decision to suspend the ROC’s accreditation and ban clean Russian athletes from taking part in the Games under the national flag.
"I see no grounds to terminate the contract following our request. We have violated not a single provision of our contract with the IOC," Kusnirovich said. "As suppliers we want to use our right to ignore the marketing advantages of the IOC’s using out clothes. We are ready to offer the IOC all possible technical assistance to conceal our logo."
According to Kusnirovich, no reaction from the IOC has come so far.
Bosco won the right to be executive supplier to the International Olympic Committee in 2016, to succeed Nike, which had been the IOC’s supplier of clothing in 2013-2016.
Bosco was the general partner of the Russian Olympic team and its official supplier of clothing at eight Winter and Summer Olympic Games, namely in Salt Lake City (2002), Athens (2004), Turin (2006), Beijing (2008), Vancouver (2010), London (2012), Sochi (2014), and Rio de Janeiro (2016).