It's interesting that the "PROPOSALS OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE RULES" for the 2018 FIE Congress includes a list of several identified as "Proposals of the Athletes Commission". That's curious since the FIE Statues state: 6.5.7 The Athletes Commission The mission of the Commission of Athletes is to examine all questions of interest to the athletes and to present suggestions or recommendations to the Executive Committee. It may not present proposals to the Congress The "Proposals of the Athletes Commission" presented to the Congress might (should?) be objected to as contrary to the FIE Statues. The FIE Statues further state about the Athlete's Commission: On the other hand it may present proposals to the Executive Committee or to the other commissions of the FIE and for this reason it has the right to assign one of its members to represent it in each of the other commissions. So note that while the Athlete's Commission has the right to assign a member to other commissions and present proposals to the other commissions, that's not the same as presenting proposals to the Congress. It seems the Athlete's Commission is supposed to use its reps on the other commissions and convince one of the other commissions to present proposals to the Congress. "It may not present proposals to the Congress" is clear.