PSI questions swim poll body

The Philippine Swimming, Inc. questioned the decision of the World Aquatics in which it approved the Electoral Committee that will pave the way for the formation of a new swimming federation.

In a letter dated 10 March, the federation stressed that these actions should not take effect while it is waiting for the advice of the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

“What the media has failed to capture is the fact that in a letter dated 16 February 2023, the Court of Arbitration for Sports specifically advised both WA and PSI that ‘no sanctions decision shall take effect’ while the PSI’s second application for a stay is pending,’” the PSI said in a statement.

“Indeed, PSI’s second application for a stay is still pending, and WA was even given until 14 March 2023 to file a rejoinder. Therefore, in accordance with the CAS directive, WA should not be giving “effect” to the 22 February 2023 sanctions decision, whether by way of suspending PSI or carrying out the mandate of the ‘Electoral Committee.’”

The WA suspended the PSI back in February that led to the creation of a Stabilization Committee that aims to run the day-to-day operations of the federation.

Then, the WA tasked the Philippine Olympic Committee to form an elections panel that will pave the way for the creation of a new aquatics body that will take the place of the suspended PSI.

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