POSTED: December 8th 2011

IOC issues reprimand to Hayatou and warns Diack over ISL marketing scandal

The IOC in Lausanne was the venue for the last executive board meeting of the year / SFC images
The IOC in Lausanne was the venue for the last executive board meeting of the year / SFC images

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded their executive board meeting today and two members of the assembly Lamine Diack and Issa Hayatou both were issued notices from the ethics commission.

The board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne concluded to “reprimand” African Football chief Issa Hayatou and passed down a “warning” to Lamine Diack, head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Both men, together with Joao Havelange, were investigated over receiving cash from ISL, FIFA's former marketing agency. Havelange just resigned his IOC membership three days prior to the board meeting avoiding possible expulsion or a two year suspension and with his resignation the ethics case against him was closed.

The official documents can be read here:

Rogge spoke to the press and noted that it was "always sad if you have to discipline colleagues, who are the same time friends, but first we have to take care of the needs of the organization". 

The board also updated and modernized the directions for the next presidential campaign and notably the new rules bar the use of “new media or social network” for promotion. Presidential candidates also may not run publicity about their campaigns.

Rogge is due to step down from his second mandate in September of 2013 at the IOC session in Buenos Aires following the election of the 2020 host city.

The decision was taken to add Claudia Bokel as a replacement for Rebecca Scott on the Ethics Commission, retroactive to 30 September 2011.

A Sport for All Centre in Haiti was approved and a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between the IOC, the NOC of Haiti and the Haitian government for the US$17 million facility. If all is in agreement it will be started in 2012 and it is projected to be finished in 2014.

The board also had an update on the NOC of Ghana as they are back in full compliance of IOC rules.

The IOC Museum is set to be closed for renovations for 20 months and for the time being through January of 2012 it is free to visit. A temporary museum will be opened on Lake Geneva in mid-April.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) was granted provisional recognition for two years and their statutes will need to add acceptance WADA compliance and CAS jurisdiction for all doping-related disputes.

The executive board will meet in Daegu, South Korea for the meeting of 26 August 2012 following the Olympic Games of London 2012.

Keywords · IOC · Jacques Rogge · Lamine Diack · Issa Hayatou

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