Tue 5 Jun, 2018 10:21 pm
Among the IOC requirements in determining whether to include a new sport or event, we find history of the sport, along with popularity, availability of venue and other considerations.
If an event successfully passes qualification requirements as an Olympic event or sport, and it was later found that the submitted history of that sport was knowingly altered, falsified, or otherwise fabricated for the purpose of presenting "reputable" origins, is that sport or event eliminated from the games?
The key word here might be "knowingly" but false history would be false, submitted knowingly or not.
So -- what might the penalty or outcome be? What repercussions might be faced by the group that lobbied and petitioned (possibly for decades) to have that sport Olympic-qualified? And how (if possible) would that group recover to qualify for the Olympics at a future date?
Any Internet links to the IOC rules that address such a contingency?
Let's extend that a bit.
If ANY documentation on a sport or event that was officially submitted and approved is found to have been KNOWINGLY falsified, would it be simply overlooked, corrected, ignored, or would a more severe action be taken?
I'm having a discussion with my younger brother on this; he's a real backyard fencepost sports lawyer... One of those "possession is 9/10 of the law" sort of people...
I have no idea. Perhaps contacting the IOC directly would get some results.
I tried already, no reply...