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SBD Global/October 29, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Spanish Triathletes Call For Spanish Triathlon Federation President José Hidalgo's Resignation

The Spanish Triathlon Federation (FETRI) "is experiencing new lows," according to Sara Massa of EL CONFIDENCIAL. On Saturday, 80 triathletes gathered to request the resignation of FETRI President José Hidalgo in a "reflection of what has happened in recent months, when the organization's situation became unsustainable." Poor "economic management," debt estimated to be €290,000 in '12, "a reviled leadership and popular races that are becoming less accessible have become the characteristics of FETRI's identity." The triathletes "exploded on Saturday after many of them had expressed their concerns with FETRI's management on their personal websites and through other mediums." Hidalgo was re-elected as president in January through "a voting system where one vote does not equal one person, but instead gives each vote different significance depending on the voter." The triathletes "can do very little under this voting system" (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 10/28).
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