After a tense relationship with the Sports Minister, Jose Francisco Cevallos, for the intervention of 40 national sport federations, Danilo Carrera resigned to the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee (COE).
Danilo Carrera Drouet, who was serving his fourth term as President of the COE and had been 16 years in the post, since 1997, resigned along with other eight members of the Board, who presented their irrevocable resignation.
Also left their positions in the directory: Luis Trujillo Bustamante (first Vice-President), Carlos Muñoz Insua (General Secretary), Galo Garcia Feraud (first officer), Byron Lopez Castillo (Second officer), Jorge Delgado Panchana (fourth officer), Nuria Guzman Maspons (fifth officer), Álex González Gutiérrez (sixth officer) and Gloria Vinueza de Cuesta (seventh officer).
“Unfortunately, the position of defending the autonomy of the Olympic Movement has not been understood, on the contrary, our proceeding has been the object of criticism administrative obstacles”, noted Carrera in information released by the COE.
Marcelo Delgado, second Vice President and who was head of the delegation which represented the country in the Olympic Games of London, was tasked to take the Presidency.
The struggle between Carrera and Cevallos led to the removal of venues to Ecuador and the non-participation of athletes in international tournaments.