GAISF AGM on May 20, virtually

The meeting of the Global Association of International Sports Federations the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic sports has been scheduled for Friday, May 20 between 8am and 11am Central European time.

It was originally scheduled in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, best known as the place where Tsar Nicholas II and other members of the Romanov family were killed, coinciding with this year’s SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit.

However, this summit was cancelled on 25th February 2022, due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The plan to go ahead with the Assembly was communicated via a brief letter to all GAISF members, which included a reminder that, in order to vote at the AGM, GAISF membership fees must have been paid by 2nd May 2022.

In the letter it is not clear whether GAISF’s dissolution will now be on the agenda, although it is thought any definitive vote on the matter on May 20 is unlikely.

In November 2022 the newly-elected GAISF President Ivo Ferriani, he is also a member of the Executive Board of International Olympic Committee (IOC), conveyed to the members that the body’s (GAISF) own dissolution would be on the agenda of the forthcoming meeting to be held on 20th May 2022.

For your information let us know that the dissolution of GAISF would require a two-thirds majority of its full (97) members, that means it would take 33 votes to block it in the event of a 100 per cent turnout.

The move has been portrayed in some circles as yet another attempted IOC power grab.

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