Two Big Ears raises the question about the appointment of a Russian citizen as TD for orienteering
ICSD have just announced the latest list of ICSD Technical Directors for Deaf sports.
We draw your attention to the continued appointment of the TD for Orienteering who is a Russian citizen.
This post is not questioning the competency of the TD themselves, they are capable of their job.
We are questioning the lack of judgement and consistency of ICSD decision making with regards to the ban of Russian and Belarussian athletes and officials from international sport.
We assume that ICSD orienteering is run under the rules of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and according to the IOF website:
“Can a IOF Event Advisor from Russia/Belarus be appointed as an Event Advisor for an event in another Federation?” The answer is “No”.
The role of an ICSD Technical Director operates in the capacity of an ‘Events Advisor’ to the organising committee of the ICSD Deaflympics and World Championships.
We suggest that the ICSD member countries should ask the ICSD Legal Commission to review this appointment and satisfy the international Deaf community that it is operating within the parameters of the international ban and it’s own commitments and obligations to that ban.
Screenshots of the IOF website are available below