FIG President launches appeal: Rhythmic Gymnastics judges’ course

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 26, 2013: The President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Professor Bruno Grandi (ITA), has lodged an appeal against the decision of the FIG Disciplinary Commission to cease all action against the 56 judges implicated in irregularities that were observed to take place during the judges’ courses in Bucharest (ROU), Moscow (RUS) and Alicante (ESP) at the end of 2012.

On May 30, 2013, the FIG Disciplinary Commission effectively dismissed the case against the judges, while stating that it would be continuing its investigations into the other parties implicated in the case.

President Grandi has opted to utilise his procedural right to lodge an appeal against the dismissal of the case by June 20, 2013, as he considers that certain facts have been adequately proven, and that the mechanisms and conduct that led to the irregularities have not yet fully come to light.

In accordance with due procedure, it will now be down to the FIG Appeals Tribunal to deliver a verdict on the case in the second instance.

The three-person tribunal will be chaired by George Stewart (CAN), with Renata Loss-Campana (SUI) and Thore Brolin (SWE), as fellow members.

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