The Board of the International draughts Federation (IDF) has decided to disqualify the Ukrainian champion Yuriy Anikeev — now for 3 years.
This was reported in the draughts Federation of Ukraine, UNIAN reports.
The decision was taken on December 16, 2016, but made public only now, after almost a month.
In a statement, the IDF notes, «Considered multiple violations of the ethical code of the IDF (paras 2.2.4 and 2.2.8) international grandmaster Yuri Anikeyev (Ukraine) after his removal from the European championship in draughts-64 2016. In accordance with the ethical code of the IDF (section 3.7.) the Board of the IDF took the decision to disqualify Yuriy Anikeev (Ukraine) for three years until 15 December 2019 from participation in all competitions conducted by the IDF. The decision of the leadership of the IDF has no purpose to the prosecution of Yury Anikeev because he is a citizen of Ukraine and his political beliefs, or eliminating the competitor, as he repeatedly tried to represent in the Ukrainian press, commenting on his exclusion from participation in the European championship in draughts-64 in 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia. In the championship of Europe in Georgia Mr. Anikeev options have been proposed out of the situation, explained the position of the IDF and the need to comply with the code of Ethics. Unfortunately after that, Mr. Anikeev has embarked on a path of lies and insults in the media. Again it was stressed that the international draughts Federation IDF in recent years has made a big step forward for the development of draughts-64 and reached a new level of the official competitions. The relationship between the International draughts Federation IDF and draughts participants activities are regulated by the Federation Charter and code of Ethics. All participants of the Federation have not only rights but also responsibilities. Compliance with corporate ethics is a necessary condition for the further development and promotion of draughts-64 in the world.»
It happened a few days after the Championship of Ukraine in the Dnieper river December 11, 2016 international grandmaster from Kharkiv Yuriy Anikeev twice became the Champion of Ukraine in classic and rapid the program and the second consecutive year, confirmed the status as the best athlete of Ukraine in checkers-64.
Now FSHU(draughts Federation of Ukraine) and the Ministry of youth and sports of Ukraine. studying the decision to make an official statement.
As reported, in November 2016, the Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov called the suspension of the best player of Ukraine’s participation in the European Championship in draughts-64 in Georgia sports terrorism and a violation of the European Convention on human rights (item 10.Freedom of speech).
Any formal appeal of the Ukrainian chess Federation and Yuriy Anikeev to the head of the International draughts Federation Vladimir Langina (Russia) to cite specific facts which are the basis of diskvalifikacii and had not received a formal response.
The Ukrainian world champion in checkers suspended for 3 years 11.01.2017