© / Sergey PyatakovPresident of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Maxim Agapitov
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MOSCOW, 26 Jul – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered a lawsuit filed by the head of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (FTAR) Maxim Agapitov against the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and the vice-president of the organization, Attila Tamás Adamfi, Hungarian, according to the website of the court.
The hearing in the case will take place on September 7.
The IWF had previously decided to bar Russian candidates from running in the elections. Agapitov applied for the positions of president of the organization, vice president, general secretary and member of the executive committee. Russians Alexander Kishkin and Dmitry Chernogorov ran for various IWF committees. The FTA filed an appeal against this decision with the CAS, which was granted. Russian candidates have been reinstated in their right to run for IWF governing bodies. The organization’s elective congress was held in June in Tirana (Albania). Agapitov, who previously held a seat on the IWF executive committee, lost to competitors in each of the votes.