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Italian boicotting?

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Dec 2, 2003
Italians boycotting AIDA competitions?
No, it's Chapouis the one who tried to boycott, we just invite Italians who love AIDA and their way of doing competitions to join AIDA.
If they don't take part to AIDA's competitions it's not because of FIPSAS or CMAS, everyone knows that.
I believe that the real attempt to boycott something (Chapuis') doesn't have any effect on CMAS. If there are just a few federations at this time it's just because CMAS walks its path slowly and its rules aren't well known yet. Each federation must start from the beginning and need their time to solve all the problems. For this and other reasons we will try and find new synergies with other sport realities inside CMAS.
Truth is we're different and we must follow different paths, but Italians don't boicott anything. Don't try to justify AIDA's failures pointing your fingers at Italians.

Ciao da Gianfranco Ciavarella
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