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Date
05 Dec 2003
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IOC News , Press Release

IOC Executive Board Approves Recommendations From Ethics Commission




The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today heard the report of the Ethics Commission on its activities and various cases of recently-lodged complaints.



With respect to the complaint lodged by Mr Mario D. Goijman, former President of the Argentinean Volleyball Federation (FAV), VERSUS the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and its President, Dr Rubén Acosta Hernández, IOC member, the Executive Board noted that, because certain aspects of this complaint are pending before state courts, the Ethics Commission could not address it until the legal decisions are pronounced.



With respect to the complaint lodged by the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) VERSUS the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the Executive Board approved the recommendation from the Ethics Commission to remind the FIVB of its obligation to respect the Fundamental Principles of the Olympic Charter, in particular the right to sport guaranteed to athletes and the right to practise sport without discrimination of any kind. This could be addressed in a letter sent by the IOC.



With respect to the complaint lodged by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and its President, Dr Rubén Acosta Hernández, VERSUS Mr Mario Vázquez Raña, IOC member and President of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO), the Executive Board endorsed the fact that Mr Vázquez Raña has not personally tarnished the reputation of the Olympic Movement, nor breached the rule of confidentiality. The Executive Board also approved the recommendation from the Ethics Commission to remind the FIVB, PASO and the two IOC members of the Fundamental Principle of the Olympic Charter whereby mutual understanding, with a spirit of friendship and solidarity must be respected within the Olympic Movement, not only with regard to relations between IOC members but also between the various constituents of the Olympic Movement, and also that the duty of responsible reticence is essential for the respect of the Olympic spirit.



 

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