IOC bans Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad for three years, refuses to recognise OCA election

IOC bans Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad for three years, refuses to recognise OCA election

Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been banned for three years due to his alleged involvement in the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) elections. This decision was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after approving recommendations from its ethics body. Sheikh Ahmad, a former OPEC secretary-general, had already self-suspended as an IOC member after being convicted of forgery by a Swiss criminal court in 2021. Following this conviction, he also resigned as president of the OCA.

Earlier this month, Sheikh Ahmad’s brother, Sheikh Talal Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, was appointed president of the OCA. The IOC’s ethics commission stated that Sheikh Ahmad had an “undeniable impact” on the elections, which took place in Bangkok and resulted in Sheikh Talal’s appointment. The ethics commission’s recommendations included a call for the IOC to suspend Sheikh Ahmad’s rights, prerogatives, and functions as an IOC member for three years. They also urged Olympic parties, including IOC members, to avoid interacting with Sheikh Ahmad to prevent any perception of influence on Olympic Movement decisions.

The ethics commission considered Sheikh Ahmad’s presence in Bangkok ahead of the election and during its occurrence as interference in the election process. However, Sheikh Ahmad has denied any wrongdoing. The commission further recommended that the IOC should not recognize the OCA’s elections until a thorough review of the election process is conducted at a later stage. They also suggested that Olympic contributions to the OCA, such as the Olympic Solidarity Funds, should be distributed directly to Asian National Olympic Committees (NOC) by the IOC instead of through the OCA until the IOC recognizes the OCA’s elections.

Sheikh Ahmad, known for his influential role in sports politics, held significant positions in both the IOC and FIFA. He was recently appointed as Kuwait’s defense minister. His father, Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was the first president of the OCA.

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