Lausanne, Switzerland, 6 May 2003 - The Board of Administration of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), meeting on Tuesday 6 May in Lausanne and representing 27 countries in all five continents, decided to suspend the Argentinean Volleyball Federation (FAV) until it complies with the Constitution, regulations and decisions of the FIVB through the organisation of elections for a new President and new executive officers who are not already suspended or declared ineligible by the FIVB.
The sanction, taken unanimously, and which is the consequence of the violations of the FIVB Constitution, regulations and decisions by the FAV, effectively excludes Argentina from the 2003 World League. It will be replaced in its group by the Czech Republic which meets France, Greece and Japan.
The violations of the FIVB Constitution by the FAV also prevent Argentina from participating in all other international competitions. However, the Board authorises the Argentine players to continue playing in foreign leagues by facilitating their transfers. The suspension of the FAV will remain in force until the FAV decides to respect the above-mentioned conditions of the FIVB by calling a General Assembly to be held in the presence of an FIVB delegate. The FAV has violated the FIVB Constitution by supporting the behaviour of Mr. Goijman after his suspension and later on after his expulsion, and for having disregarded the numerous requests of the FIVB to organise elections. The expulsion of Mario Goijman was unanimously confirmed by the FIVB Board of Administration on Sunday, 4 May. In addition, the Board of Administration unanimously decided to suspend, with immediate effect, Mr. Luis Moreno (Peru) from all his positions, including that of President of the South American Confederation (CSV), due to his attitude and negligence in the fulfillment of his duties, as well as his failure to defend the image of the FIVB. A commission of inquiry will audit the administration and accounts of the CSV for the last three years. The South American Confederation will have to conform strictly with the FIVB Constitution (article 18.104.22.168), regulations and decisions which prevail over all other regulations for the designation of interim executive officers.