International
Sumo
Federation

Chapter 4 : Officers

Article 14 : Officers
IFS shall appoint the following officers.
(1) President (One (1) person)
(2) Vice Presidents (Maximum Nine (9) Persons) One (1) person for each Continental Federation.
Additionally, a few(a maximum of 3) appointed by the President
(3) Secretary General (One (1) person)
(4)Directors
One (1) for each Continental Federation, seven (7) from the member organization representing Japan (hereinafter referred
to as the “Japan Sumo Federation” in Item 2 of the Supplementary Provisions), several(a maximum of 10) appointed
by the President, and representatives from the Athletes’ Committee as stipulated in Article 32.
(5) Executive Directors Several (a maximum of 10)
(6) Auditors (Two (2) persons)
Article 15 : Election and Appointment of Officers
  1. The President shall be elected by the General Assembly.
  2. The Continental Presidents (or if unavailable, another person of equivalent status nominated by the Continental Federation) of each Continental Federation shall be appointed Vice Presidents by the General Assembly. The President shall appoint a few (a maximum of 3) additional Vice Presidents who have received the consent of the General Assembly.
  3. The Secretary General shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the Board of Directors.
  4. Directors shall be selected based in the following categories.
  5. (1) One (1) representative from each Continental Federation A candidate shall be recommended by each
    Continental Federation and shall be selected to be Director with the consent of the Board of Directors.
    In the case that the Board of Directors does not consent to the recommendation of the Continental Federation,
    the seat shall remain vacant until a new candidate is recommended by that Continental Federation and is selected
    to be Director with the consent of the Board of Directors.
    (2) Seven (7) members from the Japan Sumo Federation
    Each candidate shall be recommended by the Japan Sumo Federation and shall be selected to be Director
    with the consent of the Board of Directors.
    In the case that the Board of Directors does not consent to the recommendation of the Japan Sumo Federation,
    the process as specified in Article 15 Item 4 (1) shall take place.
    (3) Several appointments by the President Of those candidates recommended by the President, several (a maximum
    of 10) shall be selected as Directors with the consent of the Board of Directors.
    (4) Representatives of the Athlete’s Committee Those selected by the Athlete’s Committee to be representatives
    on the Board of Directors shall be selected as Directors.
  6. Executive Directors shall be elected by mutual election among the Directors.
  7. Auditors shall be selected by the General Assembly. The Auditors may not hold any other post within IFS at the same time.
Article 16 : Duties
  1. The President shall represent the IFS and supervise its activities.
  2. Vice Presidents shall assist the President and in cases where the President is unable to fulfil the duties of the office, they shall act in place of the President in the order predetermined by the President.
  3. The Secretary General shall be delegated by the President to manage the affairs of IFS.
  4. Executive Directors shall assist the President, Vice Presidents and the Secretary General in handling the daily duties of IFS affairs.
  5. Directors shall attend the meetings of the Board of Directors and decide upon the execution of IFS affairs.
  6. Auditors shall audit the affairs and accounts of the IFS.
Article 17 :Tenure
  1. The tenure of officers shall be two (2) years. Officers may be re-appointed.
  2. The tenure of officers elected through substitution or increased numbers shall be the remaining time of previous or present officers.
  3. Officers shall carry out their duties after their tenure has ended until the next elected officer takes office.
Article 18 : Dismissal
  1. When an Officer falls under one of the following categories as stipulated in the following Item, he/she may be dismissed with the support of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the General Assembly for the President, Vice President or Auditor and at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors for the Secretary General or Director, including those as Executive Directors.
  2. An Officer may be considered for dismissal under the following categories.
  3. (1) When the Officer is deemed to be mentally or physically unable to execute the duties of the office.
    (2) When it is deemed that the Officer violated an obligation of the duties of the office or committed other conduct
    unbecoming of an officer.
  4. When an Officer is under consideration for dismissal, the Board of Directors must provide the said Officer, an opportunity to explain his/her case.
Article 19 : Honorary Titles
  1. IFS may appoint an Honorary President, and/or Honorary Advisors.
  2. The Honorary President and Honorary Advisors shall be commissioned by the President based upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors.
  3. The Honorary President may give advice to the President regarding important IFS matters.
  4. Honorary Advisors shall respond to consultation from the President.
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