Yes, an emergency meeting of the FFSG board has been ordered: https://www.lequipe.fr/Patinage-art...eration-francaise-des-sports-de-glace/1107640
The president of the French Ice Sports Federation resigned from his post on Saturday after a federal council at the FFSG.
Didier Gailhaguet resigned from the presidency of the French Ice Sports Federation on Saturday after a federal council.
" For the sake of appeasement alone, with philosophy, with dignity, and without any bitterness, faced with this injustice, with my head held high, I took the wise decision to resign," declared the now ex-president of the FFSG.
Earlier this week, the Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, asked him to leave office after receiving him to discuss the revelations of several media including L'Équipe on cases of sexual violence in the FFSG. Didier Gailhaguet had initially refused to submit his resignation in the face of what he called " oukase ".
On Saturday, Gailhaguet again criticized the attitude of the minister, chasing after him " a sacrificial victim ".
Even in his 'farewell' he refused to acknowledge any misconduct from his part. This man's arrogance (or indifference?) knows no limits?
Now, the whole breadth, depth and size of this scandal must be disclosed, who did what, who knew what and covered up, who acted, who lied, and all incriminated need to be judged, sentenced and punished to the full extent of the law.
Then, of course, subsequent measures must be taken to ensure child and youth protection at all levels, in every sport.
We'll see what the French society and its politicians make of this and how steadfast Mme Maracineanu is.
I hope this will also get investigated, given Gailhaguet's power and total control, financial malversations are a real possibility.
The sheer gall of the man to pretend that he is somehow a victim and that this is an injustice! What a repulsive snake. It appears he has conspired to keep criminals from facing any sort of justice, resignation isn't enough of a punishment (and as others have said, it's certainly not beyond him to try to come back). He's been a blight on figure skating for too long.