Posted: March 7, 2011 by Trowel in Communications, official functions
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MANILA, Philippines – Cycling’s world governing body has slammed the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for its failure to settle the leadership row between local cycling leaders.

“Such a long pending situation is not acceptable for the sporting activity in the Philippines,” said Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Pat McQuaid in a letter to the POC and PhilCycling on March 1.

McQuaid was referring to the feud of the two warring factions: Philippine Cycling (PhilCycling), which is headed by Tagaytay City Mayor Bambol Tolentino, and the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (ICFP) of former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair Philip Ella Juico.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had noted in a letter to the POC in 2009 the rules on National Olympic Committee (NOC) membership and affiliation with International Federations (IF), and it was cited again by McQuaid.

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