FIDE Allowed Only Four Arbiters from Ten Nominated by the ECU for the Olympiad. Danailov Writes to Ilyumzhinov About Open Disrespect

Время публикации: 14.06.2012 21:37 | Последнее обновление: 14.06.2012 22:16

The President of the European Chess Union (ECU) Silvio Danailov wrote an open letter to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. That happened because FIDE approved only four out of ten arbiters nominated by the ECU for working at the Olympiad.

"I would like to remind you that, for the first time in history, the European Chess Union had a transparent procedure for the nomination of Arbiters by national federations. Even 30 national federations nominated Arbiters and it was not easy to choose 10 candidates among them. I believe that, with this act, FIDE openly showed disrespect for the European Chess Union as a serious continental organization, and for me, as the President of that organization", states the letter.

Danailov joined in the numerous criticism of the recent announcement by the President of the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) Ali Nihat Yazici about the banning of the arbiters, whose federations are suing FIDE, from working at the Olympiad. The head of the ECU calls it an unprecedented form of discrimination. "By the way, it is well known that the Turkish Chess Federation is suing the ECU. Does this mean that the ECU should boycott all the Turkish Arbiters in future?"

The head of the ECU also reminds that, "having a court case in CAS is stated in the FIDE Statutes as a completely accepted part of legal procedure".

In conclusion, Danailov calls for Ilyumzhinov to reconsider the decision about the arbiters nominated by the ECU for the Olympiad.


  


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