FIG Opens Disciplinary Action Against Two Judges

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Following a detailed analysis of the judging at the 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships which were held last year in Tokyo, the International Gymnastics Federation has opened a disciplinary panel against two judges who were members of the Women's panel. 

According to the procedures, the Disciplinary Commission will meet next month at the FIG Headquarters which are based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Upon where the Commission which is headed by Belgian Mar Shoenmaekers will deliver a decision on possible sanctions.

According to an article in The Brandon Sun, a newspaper from the province of Manitoba in Canada:
 The International Gymnastics Federation has opened disciplinary cases against two women judges over suspected mistakes made during women's events at the 2011 world championships held in Tokyo.
The FIG said Thursday that its disciplinary commission will meet in mid-April, and the two judges' identity will remain confidential.
"Upon publication of the commission's decision, the identity of the two judges will be released," the federation said in a statement.
FIG spokesman Philippe Silacci told The Associated Press that world championships results and medals will not be revised.
Canada's women's team finished 11th in Tokyo, missing one of the eight berths open for the 2012 Olympics. The Canadians then secured a berth for the Games in a second qualifier in January in London, finishing second to grab one of the four spots available.
Qualification places for the London Olympics are unchanged despite the disciplinary procedures, Silacci said.
The FIG did not identify in which events the judging errors are suspected to have occurred last October.
The potential mistakes were spotted by a FIG technical committee two weeks ago during detailed studies of judging marks, Silacci said.

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