The All Around has just posted on their Facebook that the North Korea Gymnastics Federation have launched an appeal for the to FIG against the decision to ban the Federation from competition for 30 days.
On October 1, 2010, the FIG has initiated a disciplinary procedure against the Gymnastics Association of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK) and their gymnast Ms. Hong Su Jong for alleged age infractions and false registrations.
The President of the FIG Disciplinary Commission in charge of this case has taken immediate action and provisionally suspended the Gymnastics Association of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK) and their Gymnast Ms. Hong Su Jong, as of 6th October 2010 for a period of 30 days, due to the fact, that three different years of birth have been noted for this gymnast.
11th October, the Gymnastics Association of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK) has filed an appeal to the FIG Appeal Tribunal against this decision.
As foreseen in the FIG Code of Discipline, the appeal will be judged by the President of the FIG Appeal Tribunal within 5 days.
With the World Championships beginning on Saturday (women’s qualifying), North Korea is in the first subdivision of qualifying Sunday. If the appeal is dismissed by FIG, North Korea can make a final challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.