LONDON (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach is in no hurry to take up Marius Vizer's invitation for a clear-the-air meeting.
Vizer, who heads the umbrella body SportAccord, wrote to Bach on Tuesday asking for a meeting to mend fences following his blistering attack on the International Olympic Committee in a speech in Sochi last month.
Bach replied to Vizer on Wednesday, saying he would need to discuss the matter with his executive board and the international federations.
He says: "I have the obligation to express the opinion of my organization rather than just a personal one."
Bach says he will get back to Vizer after the next IOC executive board meeting, which is scheduled for June 7-8 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
A copy of Bach's letter was obtained by The Associated Press.
Rowing, meanwhile, became the latest sport to cut ties with SportAccord in protest over Vizer's criticism.