Fifa-president Infantino stand to become a member of the IOC

At a meeting in January, Fifa president Gianni Infantino be included as a member of the olympic committee. the President of The International Football federat

Fifa-president Infantino stand to become a member of the IOC

At a meeting in January, Fifa president Gianni Infantino be included as a member of the olympic committee.

the President of The International Football federation (Fifa), Gianni Infantino, is in a position to become a member of The International Olympic Committee (IOC).

It says the IOC's president, Thomas Bach, at a press conference in the swiss city of Lausanne on Thursday, according to the news agencies dpa and AFP.

in Addition to Infantino see the president of The Japanese Olympic Committee, Yasuhiro Yamashita, and the president of The International tennis federation, David Haggerty, to be admitted as members.

It must finally be adopted at a meeting in Lausanne in January.

the 49-year-old Infantino has been president of Fifa since 2016.

Then he replaced Sepp Blatter, who had been involved in a corruption scandal.

Blatter had to leave præsidentjobbet among other things, as a result of charges of illegal money transactions to the then president of The union of European Football associations (Uefa), Michel Platini.

In June, Infantino re-elected as Fifa president for the next four years.

While Infantino seems to be a part of the IOC community, the president of The International Atletikforbund, Sebastian Coe, look far for a membership.

It happens because of conflicts of interest, says Thomas Bach. Work in atletikforbundet is Coe, chairman of consulting firm CSM, which cooperates with the IOC.

- We would like to include him as a member of the IOC, since he is the president of one of our most important olympic sports.

- CSM carries out consultancy work for various organisations and stakeholders and are contractually associated with the IOC, says Bach, according to AFP.

If the conflict of interest be resolved, can the Coe be admitted as a member during next year's OLYMPICS.

Neither Fifa or atletikforbundet has been represented in the IOC since 2015 because of various scandals.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 16:00

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