LAUSANNE: Former IOC power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah and his brother have complained against the International Olympic Committee at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Al-Sabah and Talal Fahad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, are protesting against the IOC’s cancellation of the recent elections for the presidency of the Olympic Council of Asia.

A CAS statement said: “We confirm that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has registered the following proceedings: CAS 2023/A/9904 Sheikh Talal Fahad Al Sabah v International Olympic Committee, and CAS 2023/A/9931 Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah v International Olympic Committee.”

Last July, in Bangkok, the OCA general assembly had to elect a new president after Sheikh Ahmad had been convicted in Switzerland of fraud back home in Kuwait.

The assembly backed Talal Fahad, younger brother of Sheikh Ahmad, by 24 votes to 20 against another Kuwaiti, Husain Al-Musallam, the president of World Aquatics and director general of the OCA.

Next day IOC announced that it would not recognise the result of the vote because of the presence in Bangkok of Sheik Ahmad who is under a three-year IOC suspension ,