Boxing International, doomed to another election after the CAS ruling

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The president of International Boxing Federation (IBA)the Russian Umar Kremlevrecommended the holding of new seat elections after Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has estimated the Dutch resource Boris van der Vorst against the decision of the body declaring him ineligible.

“I am grateful for the confidence shown to me by members of the federations in the 2020 election and again this year. If the CAS decides that my opponent should be eligible we should have new elections. This, however, is a decision of the IBA Board of Directors, ”Kremlev said.

The president of IBA expressed himself in this way in a message made public by the body after learning of the decision of the CAS, in which he announced that he recommended the holding of new elections to the Board of Directors, which will meet on th 24 in Lausanne.

One day before the election, on May 12, an internal IBA integrity commission declared Dutchman Van der Vorst, the only candidate opposed to Kremlev, and three other candidates for other candidates ineligible. federation bodies.

The reason is thatand Van der Vorslate campaigned and associated with members running for other positions on the federation board. Although the votes were delayed by 24 hours due to these events, they were finally held, in the wake of Russia’s re -election of the leader on May 14.

Two days ago, the TAS upheld Van der Vorst’s appeal and ruled that he had committed only a minor violation of electoral regulations, deserving almost all reprimand and even impunity and never exclusively for in elections.

The arbitrator in charge of the case concluded that the president had committed the same minor offense and was not punished for it. “On application of the principle of equal treatment, the Sole Arbitrator decided to estimate the resources and overturn the disputed decision,” the CAS reported.

This electoral incident is one of the irregularities that has affected IBA in recent years and causedl IOC to revoke his duties in connection with Olympic boxing. For this reason, this sport does not guarantee its continuation in the Games program after Paris 2024.

The IBA lost IOC recognition in 2019 and in December 2021 this body requested changes to the nature of finance, to its arbitration and discretionary systems to ensure its integrity and governance, until “change is achieved. of culture “.

“If IBA meets these conditions, the recognition suspension could be lifted in 2023,” the IOC President said, Thomas Bach.

Source: La Verdad

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