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Canada’s Pound and Smith Re-Elected to International Council of Arbitration for Sport

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November 18, 2014 – The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) today announces the appointment of new council members for its next four-year term, beginning on 1 January 2015. The elections took place at the 42nd ICAS Meeting, held on 13 November 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The ICAS is the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and manages its administration and finances. It is composed of twenty international judges or lawyers active in the judiciary, international arbitration and sports administration.

The ICAS membership includes six former international athletes of whom four are Olympians.

The CAS is an independent institution, based in Lausanne, involved in resolving legal disputes in the field of sport through arbitration and mediation. The CAS jurisdiction is recognized by all Olympic sports federations and many non-Olympic federations. The CAS registers more than 400 cases each year.

In addition to the twelve members who have been re-elected, the ICAS welcomes eight new members.

Re-elected members:

  • Mrs Tjasa Andrée-Prosenc (Slovenia)
  • Mr Patrick Baumann (Switzerland)
  • Mr John D. Coates (Australia)
  • Ms Moya Dodd (Australia)
  • H.E. Judge Nabil Elaraby (Eygpt)
  • Judge Ivo Eusebio (Switzerland)
  • Mr Michael B. Lenard (USA)
  • Judge Ellen Gracie Northfleet (Brazil)
  • Mr Göran Petersson (Sweden)
  • Mr Richard W. Pound (Canada)
  • Ms Corinne Schmidhauser (Switzerland)
  • Ms Tricia C.M. Smith (Canada)

New members:

  • Dr Abdullah Al Hayyan (Kuwait)
  • Mr Scott Blackmun (USA)
  • Ms Alexandra Brilliantova (Russia)
  • Mr Miguel Cardenal Carro (Spain)
  • Ms Carole Malinvaud (France)
  • Justice Yvonne Mokgoro (South Africa)
  • Justice Wilhelmina Thomassen (Netherlands)
  • Judge Xue Hanqin (China)

Mr John Coates, ICAS President, said: “It is an important date in the history of ICAS, which will soon have 20 years of existence. All eight new ICAS members have a very impressive background and their experience will be beneficial to the institution. I am also very pleased that the widespread geographic representation of ICAS is strengthened, which guarantees a fair representation of the different juridical cultures for the benefit of this World supreme court for sport. It is worth noting that, for the first time, the ICAS will be composed of an equal number of men and women”.

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