The Spanish Antonio Fernández Arimany, current secretary general of the International Triathlon Federation (World Triathlon), has been elected as the new vice president of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the elections held this Wednesday in Lausanne (Switzerland).

A member of the TAS since 2018, Arimany has thus become the first Spaniard to reach a position of such responsibility in the regulatory framework of international sport. Among the new members of the Court elected in the Lausanne Assembly is also the Swiss Nicola Spirig, double Olympic medalist in triathlon.

“It is an honor for me to have been elected vice president of an institution that represents the highest exponent of the legal field in the sports field. I promise, as I have always done, to fulfill my duties with all my effort and loyalty to ensure the defense of the rights of athletes and sports institutions”, stated Arimany himself, who at the time was the general director of the Madrid 2012 and Madrid 2016 Olympic bids.

“It is an honor for me personally, and for the entire International Federation, that our Secretary General is serving as Vice President of the most important legal institution within the sport’s governing bodies, which means that our voices will be heard and that we will continue to work towards best practices and learn from the best in the world”, said Marisol Casado, President of World Triathlon and IOC member.

“At World Triathlon we are extremely proud that the members of our Executive Board, and especially Mr. Arimany, can cooperate in such prestigious international institutions, further proof that our policies are correct and that our members are highly respected internationally” , added the president of World Triathlon.

“I want to extend our most sincere congratulations to our Secretary General for his excellent work on all legal issues in recent years, both in our Federation and when he has been working in iCAS, a brilliant performance that has earned him his election now to this position”, Casado said about Arimany’s work in the TAS government body in charge of its finances.