IAAF: Cases against ASA should be dropped
An ad hoc committee was appointed to oversee the running of the ASA.
JOHANNESBURG - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) says Athletics South Africa (ASA) can only move forward if all court cases against its members are dropped immediately.
Yesterday, a seven member ad hoc committee made up of individuals voted for by both sides of ASA was appointed to oversee the running of the federation for the next three months.
The interim body was established to help push the organisation forward.
The committee will be required to organise elections.
The IAAF's Cheikh Thiare says, "we want all bona fide members of the South African athletics family who deem it appropriate to stand for the elections be allowed to do so if they wish."
Thiare said yesterday that the committee is important in helping rebuild the organisation.
"This ad hoc committee is requested to be neutral on all matters and none of its members will be allowed to stand for elections in the forthcoming general meeting."
The seven-member committee includes Daan du Toit and Sam Mlangeni.