Italy may find it hard to be in next year’s Olympic game is in danger after the International Olympic Committee warned the Italian Olympic Committee of ‘serious concerns’ about a proposed new sports law.

The letter, which was addressed to CONI president Giovanni Malago and has been seen by AFP, said the legislation ‘would clearly affect the autonomy of CONI.’

The letter, disclosed Tuesday in a newspaper from Italy named Corriere De la serra newspaper, recalled the fundamental principles of Olympism whereby membership of the Olympic movement  ‘requires a compliance with the Olympic Charter and recognition by the IOC.”

James Macleod, director of Olympic Solidarity and NOC Relations, who signed the letter, said the new legislation would not conform to the Olympic Charter.

He said, “CONI should be autonomous and legally independent organization governed primarily by the Olympic Charter and its own statues, within the framework of the applicable laws under which it is legally registered in the country.”

Source: News Agency


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