Petra Steiger said bad things about the Austrian Olympic Committee in a broadcast on Saturday. FPO’s sports spokesperson said that OOC will sink into the quagmire of scam. The reason for this is a criminal complaint against its Secretary General Peter Meynell and the Presidium on suspicion of embezzlement of more than 400,000 euros from the OOC budget.
“The Public Prosecutor’s Office will take the necessary steps to investigate these serious allegations. Despite this, we have been watching for some time how OOC moves from one scam to another. Only two months ago the general meeting failed to reach consensus on the proposal for a new board – Das Bild, Das game-Austria’s submission here is disastrous. And who doesn’t do anything to maintain order here? Green sports minister Kögler criticized Steiger.
The FPÖ sports spokeswoman added: “I hope he will ensure order here. After all, he is a member of the ÖOC board. He must wake up from his deep sleep and finally get to work. Celebrating the successes of athletes is not enough.”
On Thursday it became known that a criminal complaint had been filed against Peter Meynell and the OOC Presidium. It is available for the newspapers Der Standard (online edition) and ORF. Meynell is therefore suspected of grave disloyalty, and the Executive Committee is accused of aiding and abetting. This is the presumption of innocence. At the center of the case is the crowdfunding platform “I Believe in You”, which was founded more than eight years ago. The platform’s balance sheet deficit must be compensated from the club’s assets ÖOC Has been covered. they should do the same ÖOCMembers lost 416,000 euros.
ÖOC It therefore took over the entire loss of “I Believe in You” (IBIY) in the amount of 624,000 euros, even though the committee was only one of three shareholders along with the Swiss IBIY company and Sporthilfe until mid-2023. their share in this ÖOC According to the standard, now they have been taken for one euro each. Through IBIY, athletes and clubs can submit their ideas and seek donations.
Steiger also revealed in the broadcast that the Olympic Games in Paris would take place in just one year. The ÖOC’s job is to support athletes in preparation for this major event – but instead ÖOC officials are just busy with themselves. This is unacceptable, says Steiger: “The game Austria has many ties to politics – too many, as some observers believe. In any case, the OOC board is full of active and former politicians.
The red-white-red athletes deserve to be able to prepare for the Olympics in peace, said the FPÖ sports spokesperson, who, as a result of the distortions displayed in the OOC, can also imagine that an economic expert will be on the OOC committee in the future. A board is sent to keep a special eye on economic management.