UAE Athletics Federation Board of Directors suspended

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sports Arbitration Center has sent an urgent note to the General Sports Authority, requesting that the UAE Athletics Federation’s Board of Directors be suspended from all activities related to the Federation’s affairs at the local and international level, until a decision is made on the complaints received by the Center regarding the invalidity of the Federation’s Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assemblies.

The center received two complaints, the first included a request for invalidation of the ordinary meeting of the UAE Athletics Federation General Assembly held on 4/4/2021, while the second included a request for invalidation of the Federation’s Extraordinary General Assembly held on 7/4/2021, after questioning what was included in both complaints, it was legal aspects and reasons.

In accordance with the power of the UAE Sports Arbitration Center, the procedural rules that govern its work, and in accordance with the requirements of the public interest, the General Sports Authority was informed of the necessary interim and protective measures until the dispute is resolved by the President of the Primary Chamber of the UAE Sports Arbitration Center before which the dispute is being processed.

The procedures that the UAE Sports Arbitration Center contained in its letter to the General Sports Authority included suspending the work of the UAE Athletics Federation’s Board of Directors from all activities related to the Federation’s affairs at the local and international levels.

The procedures also stated that the General Sports Authority would inform each of the president and board members of the suspended federation, the head and members of the temporary committee not to publish any statements in the audio, visual and written media as well as all social media at the local or international level, until the matter is resolved.

The procedures also included a request to the General Sports Authority to prepare an administrative and financial report on all activities of the UAE Athletics Federation for the two sports seasons 2018-2019 / 2019-2020, and to submit to the center within 10 days from its date, in addition to the transfer of all the final accounts of the Federation for the years 2019 and 2020 to the national auditing institution and to provide the center with all legal procedures in this regard.