Aján resigns as honorary IOC member

first_img Aján has been at the IWF since 1976, serving 24 years as general secretary and the past 20 as President. His fifth term as President was due to run until May next year, and at the age of 81 he said he would not stand again. Aján stepped aside pending an investigation, led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, into the claims made in the documentary. The Hungarian has been replaced by Ursula Papandrea of the United States, who will head an Oversight and Integrity Commission “whose responsibilities will include identifying, nominating and recommending independent experts in fields including anti-doping and financial reporting”, according to the IWF. The new Commission will report to the Executive Board and the IWF Congress, scheduled for Bucharest on March 11 to 13. Aján’s membership of the IOC was linked to his function as IWF President and he was elevated to honorary status after reaching the age limit of 70. During his time on the IOC, Aján served as a member of four commissions – Sport for All, sub-commission on Out-of-Competition Testing, Olympic Movement and International Relations. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change He becomes the second IOC honorary member to quit the role in recent years after disgraced former International Association of Athletics Federation President Lamine Diack resigned following his arrest on corruption charges in November 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The IOC said the 81-year-old, who served as an IOC member from 2000 before assuming honorary status in 2010, had stepped down as he “wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement”. Aján was the main subject of the German television documentary Secret Doping – Lord of the Lifters broadcast by ARD on January 5, which featured allegations of corruption, both financial and in anti-doping procedures. The Hungarian official stepped aside as IWF President for 90 days following the documentary, the content of which was described by the IOC as “very serious and worrying”. Aján denies wrongdoing and the IOC said he had “offered his resignation whilst rejecting in the strongest possible terms allegations recently made against him in a TV programme”. “At the same time, Mr Aján explained that he had realised that these allegations are overshadowing Olympic preparations and Olympic competitions in his beloved sport of weightlifting,” a statement from the IOC read. “For this reason, with his resignation he wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement. “The IOC Executive Board expresses its thanks and great respect for this personal gesture by Mr Aján.” Loading… International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President, Tamás Aján, has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after he was accused of corruption in a German TV programme. Promoted ContentMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Man who stabbed tennis star, Petra Kvitova jailed for eight years

first_imgThe man who stabbed tennis champion Petra Kvitova in her home in the Czech Republic has been sentenced to eight years in jail.Radim Zondra, 33, went to her flat in 2016 saying he needed to inspect the boiler. He then grabbed Kvitova from behind and held a knife to her throat.She suffered severe wounds to her left hand in the fight to free herself but returned to tennis five months later.Appearing at a regional court in Brno, Zondra denied all charges against him.Zondra, who is currently serving a prison sentence for another crime, was convicted of serious battery and illegal entry into Kvitova’s apartment.The 29-year-old player, who is currently the world number two, told the courtlast month there was “blood all over the place” after the December 2016 attack. She added that she had offered Zondra money to leave, eventually giving him 10,000 Czech crowns (£341; $440). The court has ordered him to pay this back.In her judgment, Judge Dagmar Bordovska said Kvitova’s testimony was credible, while witnesses who testified on behalf of Zondra were unreliable, CTK news agency reports.Although Zondra denied ever being in the tennis star’s home, prosecutors argued that DNA evidence and the positive identification from Kvitova meant he was guilty beyond all doubt.The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered damage to ligaments and tendons in her playing hand, and underwent a four-hour surgery.Doctors warned her at the time that her tennis career could be over and that she may even lose her fingers. Kvitova had to have surgery on her playing hand after the attack in December 2016However she returned to tennis in May 2017, following months of rehabilitation, and continued her successful career.Earlier this year she reached the Australian Open final, and is now in the US competing in the Miami Open. She will face Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals later on Tuesday.last_img read more

BiH’s Representatives achieved Success at the World Swimming Championship

first_imgIn the Chinese city of Hangzhou, the World Swimming Championships in Swimming Pools has officially begun.In 25-meter pools, Bosnia and Herzegovina is represented by Amina Kajtaz, Lamija Medosevic, Adi Mesetovic and Nikola Bjelajac.Kajtaz achieved the best result for now, winning 18th place at 200 meters in discipline dolphin, recording a time of 2:13.95. On 50 meters, Kajtaz won 32rd place.Lamija Medosevic won 35th place on the 200 meters freestyle (2: 03.03), while Adi Mesetovic took 45th place in free style (22.28).In a mixed 4×50 m freestyle, BiH’s athletes won 17th place (1:36.16).In the continuation of the championship Nikola will swim 100 m freely, Amina 100 m dolphin, Lamija 50 free, and Adi 50 m dolphin, Klix reports.last_img