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Tennis: Arnaud Clément leaves the vice-presidency of the Federation to avoid a "mix of genres"


Arnaud Clément, who was one of Gilles Moretton's vice-presidents at the FFT, announced his resignation this Saturday after the unfavorable opinion re

He only held office for five short months.

Elected on the list of Gilles Moretton, president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), in February 2021, the former player and Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clément, announced this Saturday his resignation from all his positions.

He was vice-president and DTN referent in charge of high level, training and competition.

In question, an accumulation of paid activities.

“Throughout my sporting career, I have constantly been extremely attached to notions of ethics and morals,” wrote Arnaud Clément in a press release. It is therefore natural that after my election to the Executive Committee and my appointment as Vice-President of the FTT, when doubts existed as to the compatibility of these functions with my professional activities, I took the initiative to seize the Ethics Committee of the FFT so that it can rule on these questions. The Ethics Committee has just issued an opinion according to which it considers that some of my professional activities are incompatible with my mandates and functions at the FFT. So I made the decision, in perfect agreement with the president of the FFT, Gilles Moretton, whom I again thank for the honor he has done me by granting me his confidence,to resign from the Executive Committee of the FFT and from my position as vice-president of the FFT. I will be happy to continue my volunteer work for tennis in another setting. "

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The former world number 10 seized the Ethics Committee on May 21.

The commission therefore recommended that he avoid “a mixture of genres”.

Arnaud Clément is indeed sports director of the Aix and Brest tournaments and consultant for Eurosport and Amazon.

The ethics commission specifies having recommended to him to "withdraw from any question concerning the Challenger 125 tournament in Aix, the Challenger 100 tournament in Brest or their partners, the companies Amazon, Eurosport and Lacoste, as well as the Trophée des Légendes" . In order to avoid any risk of confusion in the minds of the public, the Committee also recommended that he “give up his activities as a commentator for Amazon and Eurosport. “In view of this opinion, Arnaud Clément has therefore decided to leave his post.

Source: leparis

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