Mexican Swimming Federation President Kiril Todorov has been indefinitely suspended from his position as a Board member of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) as a row over their participation at Rio 2016 intensifies.
The national body was “temporarily suspended” by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) earlier this year after they “broke contractual obligations” by withdrawing last February as host of the 2017 FINA World Championships.
They will be unable to compete under their own flag at Rio 2016 unless the ban is lifted in time.
The Federation were also hit with a $5 million (£3.5 million/€4.5 million) fine, which they are currently refusing the pay amid an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
This resulted in Todorov resigning from his position as as vice-president of the FINA Technical Committee last month.
He has now accused the COM of a lack of solidarity in supporting his plight.
(Todorov speaking about Waterpolo back in 2014)