Six members of the executive board of the Ice Sports Federation (FFSG), dismissed and then reinstated following a court decision, have again been ousted from the body, we learned on Saturday from sources having knowledge of the file.
Referred to in summary proceedings, the Paris Judicial Court ordered their reinstatement on Friday, considering that their first exclusion had not been voted in the rules.
The Federation therefore again convened a Federal Council on Friday evening which again voted, by a large majority, the dismissal of these six members, excluded for their alleged proximity to the controversial former president of the FFSG Didier Gailhaguet. Among them, the 2007 world skating champion Brian Joubert.
This vote took place on the eve of the General embly of the federation which was held on Saturday in Le Havre. While it promised to be agitated, it finally took place without major tension, the various budgets and activity reports having all been approved, participants told AFP.
The six members deemed undesirable were present in Le Havre and tried to make their voices heard but were not followed by the rest of the audience.
“The GA went well. This episode is behind us, now it is a question of continuing on the path traced by President Gwenaëlle Nourysaid a source familiar with the matter. “It’s a very big step for her, her strategy has been validated and she will be able to continue working.»
Unknown to the skating world when she was elected in June 2022, Gwenaëlle Noury, who had beaten outgoing president Nathalie Péchalat, was suspected on her arrival of being remote-controlled by Gailhaguet and of acting as a Trojan horse for the ex-president. .
The first months of her mandate seemed to prove her critics right, but she then made a drastic reversal, distancing herself from the old governance.
In an interview on the site of theObsshe recently declared that she had suffered “pressures” And “intimidationfrom Didier Gailhaguet, the former skating strongman forced to resign in the spring of 2020 for covering up a coach implicated in and ault.