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National Sports Council will not recognise any Cycling Elections until UCI comes to Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

The National Sports Council informs the public that after the November 24th, 2012, Belize Cycling Association (BCA) Annual General Meeting at which no elections of officers were held, the National Sports Council and the Ministry of Sports had determined that the mandate for the former Executive of the BCA had expired.  Acting in good faith, the National Sports Council and the Ministry of Sports instituted an interim committee to be chaired by the Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association to conduct the affairs of the BCA until proper elections for an Executive of the association are held under a mutually agreed (UCI/NSC) conditions.

COPACI indicated that they would arrive in Belize on January 20th, 2013 to work with the National Sports Council to chart the way forward for cycling in Belize.  The indicated deadline was reached and COPACI did not arrive with no prior communications received to indicate reasons for their failing to show up in Belize.

On January 24th, 2013, a correspondence from COPACI’s President dated January 22nd, 2013 was forwarded to the Chairman of the National Sports Council by the former President of the BCA, which indicated that COPACI’s President cannot arrive in Belize until after February 10th, 2013 but appearing to sanction elections for an Executive to be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2013.

The National Sports Council and the Ministry of Sports hereby declares that they shall not sanction any elections for an Executive of the Belize Cycling Association prior to the UCI and the National Sports Council arriving at a mutually agreed position on the way forward for cycling in Belize, and therefore, shall not accept the results of any elections held prior to such a position been formed.