Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Swiss court has announced today its decision to reject the requests for urgent provisional measures filed, on one hand, by the so-called Interim Management Committee and, on the other hand, by AIBA President, Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu regarding the legality of the constitution of the so-called Interim Management Committee (IMC), and the decisions taken by the latter claiming to exercise the powers of AIBA’s President and Executive Director.
The Court has decided that the condition of extreme urgency was not fulfilled. A hearing is scheduled on 17 August 2017, at the occasion of which the parties and their legal counsels will be heard. A decision on provisional measures will then be rendered by the Court.
This decision maintains the status quo and AIBA will therefore keep functioning in full accordance with its Statutes, i.e. under the supervision of AIBA President and the management of AIBA Executive Director. In this difficult context, AIBA Headquarters are entirely focused on the organisation of the next AIBA World Boxing Championships, which will be held between 25 August and 2 September 2017 in Hamburg and on efficiently serving our 201 affiliated National Federations.
• This media release was originally published by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 7 August 2017. To access the original, please click here.