IAAF meeting went well - Reddy
South Africa's Olympic chief says he had a constructive meeting with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the weekend. Johannesburg – South Africa's Olympic chief says he had a constructive meeting with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the weekend, in an effort to explain the administrative takeover of Athletics SA (ASA) and prevent international sanctions. Tubby Reddy, chief executive of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), confirmed on Monday he had met with IAAF representatives on the sidelines of an Association of National Olympic Committees (Anoc) gathering in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He hoped the meeting in Lausanne would prevent international sanctions against ASA. We will sit at the table and they will get both sides of the picture,” Reddy said ahead of the Anoc gathering.
If an agreement with the IAAF could not be reached, Reddy said Sascoc would take the matter to the International Olympic Committee' ethics commission and, if need be, the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Evans said the team had been selected by the ASA track and field commission, which had not been suspended by Sascoc.
Board member Pieter Lourens, a committee member who had been suspended by the Olympic body, had chosen not to participate in the selection process. Reddy, however, rejected the team, as it had not been cleared by the Sascoc-recognised ASA administration.
He said the athletics federation could not “function outside the systems designated by the South African sports act and the processes of Sascoc”. If ASA wanted to send a team to the global youth championships, ASA administrator Zola Majavu, appointed by the Olympic body in April, would need to assess whether the federation had the budget to send a team.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily News