IOC to Discuss Implications of Vizer’s SportAccord Resignation Next Week

June 1, 2015

By Christian Radnedge

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed to iSportconnect that it will discuss the issue of SportAccord president Marius Vizer’s resignation at their executive board meeting in Lausanne next week.

At the weekend, symptoms Romanian Vizer announced he was stepping down as head of the international body following criticism of his controversial comments at the SportAccord convention in Sochi earlier this year.

Despite seeking peace talks with IOC president Thomas Bach, check Vizer stood by his comments in his resignation letter and said: “Today, the system working behind the doors is dictated by nobility titles or family inherited titles, or by members appointed for life and I hope that in the future, the basic criteria of the system will be dictated by the achievements in sport, professionalism, performances, fair-play, transparency and the courage to express the truth.”

He also confirmed that he will be withdrawing from the IOC Coordination Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The IOC’s Director of Communications Mark Adams told iSportconnect: “We have been informed of the resignation. We will continue our on-going work and consultation with the International Federations and other members of the Olympic Movement.

“The topic will be discussed at the IOC Executive Board next week.”

The IOC’s meeting in Lausanne will take place on Sunday and Monday.

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