Moscow, January 3 – International Olympic Committee Vice President Huang Simian has been found guilty of interfering in the election of the International Sailing Federation (World Sailing) president, according to reports inside the Games.
In 2020, the Chinese Li Quanhai won the election. His opponent, Dean Kim Andersen, who has headed World Sailing since 2016, accused Huang Simian of violating the code of ethics. Andersen also stated that the IOC vice-president was supported by lawyer Dieter Neupert, who at the time was the acting chairman of the World Sailing Ethics Committee.
Huang Simian and Neupert received an official warning and were fined €1,000.
Huang Shimian is 73 years old. He has served as Vice President of the International Olympic Committee since 2020. He also held the corresponding position in the organization from 2009 to 2013.
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