CAS DISMISSES THE APPEAL OF SHEIKH SALMAN AL-SABAH AND THE KUWAIT SHOOTING FEDERATION

The appeal filed by Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah and the Kuwait Shooting Federation (KSF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) concerning the result of the 2014 election for ISSF President has been dismissed. In his appeal to the CAS, Sheikh Salman disputed the result of the vote held on 3 December 2014 in which the incumbent president, Mr Olegario Vasquez Raña, prevailed. Sheikh Salman alleged the existence of a number of violations in the process, so severe as to flaw the election entirely. Sheikh Salman sought an order that the result of the 3 December 2014 election be annulled and that a new election be held.

The ISSF held, on the other hand, that no such violations occurred, and that the results of the vote should stand. The arbitration procedure was led by a panel of CAS arbitrators (Prof. Luigi Fumagalli, Italy (President), Mr Jeffrey Benz, USA and Dr Jan Räker, Germany), who held a hearing on 8 and 9 June 2015. The CAS Panel was unable to find sufficient evidence that the rule violations alleged by Sheikh Salman took place, and in addition, could not find any indication of how certain alleged failures could have affected, or did affect, the validity of the election. Accordingly, the Panel has dismissed the appeal and the result of the election is confirmed.

Source : http://www.tas-cas.org/

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