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ZAGREB, PARIS, 14 April 2010 – The President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC) Zlatko Matesa participated in the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Board of the International Mediterranean Games Committee held in Paris today.

ZAGREB, PARIS, 14 April 2010 – The President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC) Zlatko Matesa participated in the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Board of the International Mediterranean Games Committee held in Paris today.
The main topic of the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Board, on which Matesa has been serving since 24 June 2009, was the organization of the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Volos. The problem of the organization and Volos Games Organizer's failure to meet deadlines was discussed at the meeting in the light of a letter sent to the Executive Board by Amar Addadi, President of the International Mediterranean Games Committee, who expressed concern over the present situation. During the meeting, the Volos delegation tried to explain the reasons for being late and failing to meet deadlines and obligations. The Executive Board members decided to set another deadline for Volos to improve the situation (the second half of May). They expect a report at the next Executive Board meeting, which will take place in Malta on 26 May 2010.
Following the decision of the Greek Weightlifting Federation, the Executive Board of the International Mediterranean Games Committee made a decision to take the medals away from the athletes, who had used banned substances – Nikolaos Kourtidis, who had won two gold medals, and Constantina Lapou, who had won a silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara.