Moustafa Withdraws Bid for Olympic Sports Federation Presidency

Earlier today IHF President Hassan Moustafa abruptly withdrew his bid to become President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). According to “Around the Rings”, Moustafa was concerned that the voting process lacked transparency and confidentiality in that voters were allowed to vote at their seats instead of 1 by 1 at the podium. Incumbent President, Denis Oswald was elected with 19 votes, 2 no votes and 5 abstentions.

In Olympic related news, the ASOIF and others are ratcheting up their rhetoric that the USOC receives too great a share of the sponsorship and TV rights for the Olympic Games.

Around the Rings: “Oswald Wins Re-election, USOC Under Fire by Summer Federations”: