|Stefano Bosi Steps Down as ETTU President|
Friday, 09 August 2013 14:47
Stefano Bosi has announced he is to resign as president of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) citing a ‘very difficult atmosphere inside ETTU’ as the reason for his decision.
Bosi, 58, was in office since 1996 and ran for president of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) earlier in the year against Adham Sharara.
Sharara regained the role but Bosi accused him of corruption and mismanagement of ITTF funds – accusations that led Sharara to threaten Bosi with a lawsuit.
On his resignation, Bosi said: “It was a hard decision for me as I spent part of my life at the European Table Tennis Union’s service, but I realized time has come.
“In the last few months the situation within ETTU was not the same I was used to. After ITTF elections last May in Paris, where I was candidate in opposition to Adham Sharara, I perceived a very difficult atmosphere inside ETTU. For the benefit of our Continent and for personal reasons I decided, after having consulted with the most of the Board members, to resign from the position of President."
Bosi steps down with immediate effect.