Posts Tagged By JAMES ELLINGWORTH

IAAF leader Diack says federations don’t need SportAccord

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.

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Sport federations’ chief Marius Vizer attacks IOC

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. SportAccord chief Marius Vizer launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday April 20, 2015, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is "expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent." (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The head of the association representing international sports federations launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.”

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