Gymnastics trainer Vincent Wevers reacts with relief to the acquittal of the disciplinary committee of the Institute for Sports Law (ISR). “I have looked forward to the result with confidence, but the past one and a half, two years, have certainly not been fun,” he said in a written statement to the NOS.
From the summer of 2020, several former gymnasts filed complaints against Wevers about transgressive and inadmissible behavior in the gymnastics hall. The disciplinary committee now rules that it has not been sufficiently established that Wevers was guilty of disciplinary culpable behaviour.
In the verdict, the disciplinary committee judges harshly on the investigation committee of the ISR. “Parts of the activities or the content of the investigation file, on which the declaration is based, must be regarded as being of insufficient quality.” Wevers does not want to comment on the substance of the verdict.
The pain is deep with the gymnastics trainer. “It has a major impact to be treated as a convict without a trial having been preceded,” said Wevers. “We have a (judicial) system in the Netherlands to allow an independent body to judge a certain case. That did not happen in my case.”