Taiwan seeks CAS arbitration of taekwondo dispute
Taiwan has sent a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) ruling suspending a Taiwanese athlete from competition to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), hoping that it will hear the case, the government said Friday.
The Lausanne, Switzerland-based CAS could be expected to make a ruling on the case in three months if it establishes it has jurisdiction over the case, said Chow Jui, director of the International Sports Department of the Cabinet-level Sports Affairs Council.
On Dec. 21, the WTF suspended Yang Shu-chun from competition for three months for refusing to leave the mat after she was disqualified from her opening round bout in the women's taekwondo at the under 49 kg division at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November.
ICCA elects new president: Prof. Jan Paulsson
Prof. Jan Paulsson has been elected by the ICCA Council to serve as the next ICCA President. He replaces Dr. Gerold Herrmann, who has served as President of ICCA since 2002 and was previously attached to UNCITRAL and the LCIA.
Facts and Figures on ICC Arbitration: Requests for arbitration down 3% in 2010
The ICC Court of Arbitraion recently released its figures for 2010 showing the following prelminary statistics:
- 793 Requests for Arbitration were filed with the ICC Court (down 3% from 2009, cf. here for 2009 figures)
- Those Requests concerned 2,145 parties from 140 countries and independent territories;
- In 10% of cases at least one of the parties was a State or parastatal entity;
- The place of arbitration was located in 53 countries throughout the world;
- Arbitrators of 73 nationalities were appointed or confirmed under the ICC Rules;
- The amount in dispute was under one million US dollars in 24.1% of new cases;
- 478 awards were rendered.