Hungarian government about Swimming Association President resignation
The government puts the success of next year’s World Aquatics Championships first and foremost, office chief János Lázár said on Thursday.
On the subject of Swimming Association President Tamás Gyárfás’s recent resignation, Lázár said the government puts the success of next year’s World Aquatics Championships first and foremost.
“Scandals do not help developments and can be detrimental to personal achievements, too,” Lázár said, adding that a new president would have to get involved with the work of sports clubs outside of Budapest whilst overseeing the organisation of the world championships.
Gyárfás resigned on Wednesday, saying it was the best way he could help the sport. Earlier in November, several swimmers including Katinka Hosszú, three-time Rio Olympic champion, and coaches called on Gyárfás to resign and urged reforms in the swimming association.