By William Fiifi Sey
Nickolai Dolgopolov has stepped aside as a vice president of the Association of International Press for Sports (AIPS) following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

He is the current president of the Federation of Sport Journalists of Russia, FSJR.

Dolgopolov, who has served as AIPS vice president since 2001, informed the AIPS president Gianni Merlo of his decision on Friday, March 4, “due to the current political situation”.

Dolgopolov, 73, was first elected as a member of the executive in 1997.

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