The Fédération Internationale Sport pour Tous (FISpT) is happy to announce that has concluded the registration and the approval of the new elected board of directors, clarifying the governance issued raised by the illegal act performed byt Prof.Ascani and Dr. Igor Lanzoni.
Our organization is a recognized IOC Organization and created on the 3rd of April 1982 in Strasbourg (France). On the 2009, after the AGM, the organization has been moved in Bahrain and registered inside the Kingdom of Bahrain under the Ministry of Sport and Youth and the National Olympic Committee of Bahrain. In the same AGM, I had been elected as President of the organization.
The new Headquarters of the Organization was decided by the AGM and is still the same: Flat 11 BLD 95Y, Road 338, Manama, Umm Alhassam 339, Kingdom of Bahrain.
The organization was not so active in the last years and, during the COVID period, we decide to wait to restart the activities due to the pandemic problems.
On the 15th of May 2021, the FISpT’s vice-president without sending any notice to the members, without any rights, without following the Statutes of our organization and the Bahrain National Law, he decided to organize an EGM to elect himself as new president and electing Mr. Igor Lanzoni as new Secretary General.
According to the instruction given by our Sport Authorities, according to the decision of the presidency, myself, in my capacity of FISpT’s president, I issued urgent motion (Presidential Act) in reference to the action taken by Prof. Ascani, suspending and the excluding Mr Ascani and the other members that have organized the illegal AGM.
Reviewing the documents provided from the illegal AGM, reviewing the documents, the National Sport Authority of Bahrain decided to reject the registration of the new Board and to register the suspension and the exclusions decided by the presidency.
The AGM report of Prof. Ascani and Dr. Igor Lanzoni has no indication of the votes, of the members.
It has also no indication of the principal items legally requested to be legally binding for the Bahrain laws.
At the same time, it has been held virtually without the formal approval of the local authorities, and this is not possible according to our statutes.
So, being aware of the acceptance of our exclusion and suspension, according to the statutes, I call the AGM in order to elect the new board.
The AGM was held on the 11th of October 2022 at the Gulf Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the newly elected Board of Directors was held on the 12th of October 2022 at the Hilton Bahrain Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Both the meetings were held in cooperation with the Bahrain Olympic Committee and the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
I have been elected and confirmed as president of the organization.
After the presentation of the documents to the local sport authority, the National Olympic Committee of Bahrain registered the newly elected board, the president and the registration of the organization.
All these information have been registered with the Bahrain Olympic Committee and the General Sports Authority of Bahrain as of 25th of October 2022.
As the organization is registered and based in Bahrain, it must follow the Bahrain local law.
According to the local sport authority and the local laws, I am happy to confirm that the organization has a correct and legally established board.
We are happy to announce that the local authorities have confirmed the legitimacy of the actual governance.
Soon the organization will publish the new events calendar for 2023.