February 1, 2023

Statement from the World ParaVolley Board of Directors > World ParaVolleyWorld ParaVolley

World ParaVolley, the International Federation of volleyball for persons with a physical impairment, announced today that an global specialized formal, Pierre Farmer (Canada) has been permanently suspended. The suspension has been imposed following the resolution of disciplinary proceedings introduced by World ParaVolley towards Mr Farmer.

The disciplinary proceedings relevant to incidents which transpired at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Online games. These incidents were being documented promptly to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Organising Committee and the Global Paralympic Committee. The disciplinary proceedings have been adjudicated by a Planet ParaVolley Incident Review Panel and had been not contested nor appealed. Mr Farmer has been given a life span suspension in relation to a breach of the Planet ParaVolley Code of Conduct and Ethics and is declared ineligible to take part in the routines of Environment ParaVolley, and sanctioned occasions inside the four ParaVolley Zones of ParaVolley Africa, ParaVolley Asia Oceania, ParaVolley Europe and ParaVolley Pan The us. The suspension dates from 1 July 2022.

“World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner claimed: “World ParaVolley requires the protection and very well-becoming of its customers, athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers severely, like those included in the Paralympic Online games. As aspect of our governance structure, we have the means to convene precise Incident Overview Panels to deal with all issues coming ahead from our neighborhood and a extended-standing Judicial Fee that offers an independent appeal method. In latest a long time, World ParaVolley has also enhanced its growth of numerous safeguarding procedures and methods which we go on to evolve at the forefront of our strategic setting up. We appreciate the swift assist of the Intercontinental Paralympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Organising Committee during the situation of the Paralympic Games when these alleged incidents happened.”