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May 22, 2005

New Rule Violations In CISS/Deaflympics System

Frmo: DeafSportlawsuit.com - May 22, 2005

PRESS RELEASE – May 22, 2005
 
From: www.deafsportlawsuit.com
 
NEW RULE VIOLATIONS IN CISS/DEAFLYMPICS SYSTEM
91 RULES BROKEN IN 2005!
 
By RAFAEL PINKHASOV PINCHAS, CISS/Deaflympics Ombudsman
 
New York, USA – New and multiple rule violations in the CISS/Deaflympics ( "CISS" )  legal system continue to pour.
 
And there is no sight that the policies of professional irresponsibility and imprudency, incompetence,  mismanagement and anarchy in the CISS structure will cease any time soon.
 
This past January, during the 39th CISS Congress and 20th Deaflympic Summer Games held in Melbourne, Australia, the CISS administration committed an aggregate of seventy nine ( 79 ) rule violations in its legal system alone! For further details, read
 
www.deafsportlawsuit.com/update67.htm
 
Here is the list of  twelve ( 12 )  new and additional rule violations and their brief details:
 
Violation Number 80 made by the CISS in 2005: The Minutes Report of the January 3-4, 2005 39th CISS Congress was released to the public first, i.e, in the CISS e-News Magazine, before all the CISS Member-Nations. This is in violation of the CISS
By-Laws Rule 1.4.d.iv.
 
Violation Number 81: A complete result book of the 20th Deaflympic Summer Games has not been released, i. e., one month following the end of the 2005 Games held in Melbourne. This is in violation of the Deaflympic Games Regulations Rule 20.E.i.  Note: this is the second time the CISS has failed to follow up this rule as in 2002 the CISS very belatedly released the complete result book of the 19th Deaflympic Summer Games held in Rome, Italy, in which  five hundred fifty six ( 556  ) errors and inaccuracies were recorded in the book. For details, read
 
www.deafsportlawsuit.com/update9.html
 
Violation Number 82: The Confederation of  African Deaf Sports as a regional organization failed to provide its year-to-date written report on activities in their region bi-annually for inclusion in Deaflympics' official publication.  This is in violation of the CISS By-Laws Rule 3.2.e.iii.b.
 
Violation Number 83: The Confederation of  African Deaf Sports failed to organize an open forum during the Deaflympic Games to formulate a strategic plan for the year and to review progress against objectives agreed upon in the preview year strategic plans. This is in violation of the CISS By-Laws Rule 3.2.e.viii.b.
 
Violation Number 84: The Minutes of the January, 2005 CISS Executive Committee meetings have not been published in the CISS e-News Magazine yet. This is in violation of the CISS By-Laws Rule 3.2.e.iv.
 
Violation Number 85: The National Deaf Sports Association of Hungary was awarded at the 2005 CISS Congress the right to host the Deaf World Championship in Orienteering for the month of October 2006. This is in violation of the Deaf  World Championship Regulations Rule WC2.B.
 
Violation Number 86: The National Deaf Sports Association of Hungary failed to arrange and fund a visit by the CISS Sport Director to the site of the 2006 Deaf World Championship in Orienteering ( scheduled for October, 2006 ) four years before, i.e., on or before the month of October, 2002. This is in violation of the Deaf World Championship Regulations Rule WC13. C.a.
 
Violation Number 87: The National Deaf Sports Association of  Hungary failed to arrange and fund a visit by the CISS Sport Director to the site of the Deaf World Championship in Water Polo ( scheduled for September, 2007, in the city of  Budapest ) four years before, i.e., on or before the month of September, 2003.  This is in violation of the Deaf World Championship Regulations Rule WC13. C.a.
 
Violation Number 88: The National Deaf Sports Association of Singapore failed to arrange and fund a visit by the CISS Sport Director to the site of the Deaf World Championship in Bowling ( scheduled for October, 2007 ) four years before, i.e., on or before the month of  October, 2003. This is violation of the Deaf World Championship Regulations Rule WC13. C.a.
 
Violation Number 89: The National Deaf Sports Association of Bulgaria  failed to arrange and fund a visit by the CISS Sport Director to the site of the Deaf World Championship in Indoor Football ( scheduled for November 16-23, 2007 in the city of Sofia )  four years before, i.e., on or before November 16, 2003.  This is in violation of the Deaf World Championship Regulations Rule WC13.C.a.
 
Violation Number 90: The National Deaf Sports Association of Bulgaria failed to arrange and fund a visit by the CISS Sport Director to the site of the Deaf World Championship in Table Tennis ( scheduled for  June 1-12, 2008 in the city of Sofia ) four years before, i.e., on or before June 1, 2004. This is in violation of the Deaf World Championship Regulations Rule WC13. C.a.
 
Violation Number 91: The National Deaf Sports Association of Armenia failed to arrange and fund a visit by the CISS Sport Director to the site of the Deaf World Championship  in Wrestling ( scheduled for September 14-22, 2008 in the city of Yerevan ) four years before, i.e., on or before September 14, 2004. This is in violation of the Deaf World Championship Regulations Rule WC13.C.a.
 
In retrospect, between 2000 and 2003, the CISS made a recorded total of  three hundred forty three ( 343 ) rule violations in its legal system. For details, read
 
www.deafsportlawsuit.com/update36.html
 
Furthermore, it is still uncertain whether all 94 Member-Nations of the CISS have, by April 1, 2005, already and fully met their respective 2005 CISS annual membership dues payment obligations before the CISS, including the fact whether certain countries have already paid off their penalties for withdrawing of their teams  from team sports competitions at the recent Deaflympic Summer Games held in Melbourne. For details, read
 
www.deafsportlawsuit.com/update66.htm
 
According to the CISS Constitution Rule 6.1.2, after April 1, 2005, each CISS Member-Nation that fails to pay its annual membership dues in a timely manner, will be required to pay 10% penalty fee for late payment of its annual membership dues.
 
Meanwhile, recently, during  April 16-20, 2005,  in Berlin, Germany, there was held a huge gathering of  worldwide sports executives called the 2005 SportAccord Convention. According to www.sportaccord.com ,  a delegation of the CISS representatives, which was composed of Tiffany Granfors ( CISS Executive Director ), Josef Willmerdinger ( CISS Sport Director ) and Marcia Murphy ( a sign language interpreter ), also took part at this gathering.
 
It is this Ombudsman's opinion that the presence and participation of any deaf person at this important Convention is strongly recommended and encouraged.
 
However, even though, the always cash-struggling CISS had somehow spent considerable amount of  its finances in order to pay for  travel, accommodation and participation of these representatives for this very costly Convention in Berlin, it is still unclear whether the CISS communicated this event to its all  Member-Nations in advance and as to what these 2 CISS representatives did there in Berlin, including what they accomplished by attending this Convention.
 
More than 30 days have elapsed since the end of this historic Convention in Berlin and to this minute, these CISS Representatives have not yet and in a timely manner provided their detailed report or a story about their participation and impressions of the Convention  in the CISS e-News Magazine. Again, this occurrence may be in violation of a certain CISS rule.
 
Thus, so far, in the first five months of  2005, the CISS has committed an aggregate of  ninety one ( 91 ) rule violations.
 
The count still goes up and up!