IAAF intervenes in SA athletics impasse

2014-02-20 11:10

There could be an end to the drawn-out leadership dispute at Athletics SA (ASA) if the planned meeting between the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and ASA goes ahead on Sunday.

The IAAF has confirmed that it will be in the country to participate in a general meeting at a yet-to-be named venue in Joburg this weekend.

A memo sent out by embattled ASA president James Evans to the provinces and associate members stated that the meeting would “find a way to a fair, peaceful and democratic solution to the present crisis in South African athletics”.

The letter signed by Evans read: “We have received confirmation from IAAF that they will be sending a delegation to South Africa this weekend and they wish to meet the membership of ASA in a general meeting.

“The only item for discussion on the agenda is how to find a solution to the present crisis within the IAAF and ASA constitutions.”

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