The site Mediapart reveals that Bernard Giudicelli claimed to be a doctor of economics when he applied in 2019 for the board of directors of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The team obtained the two CVs (see below), the first dating from 2015 mentioning a license in economics from the University of Aix-Marseille in 1980, the other evoking the famous doctorate.
The first CV, dating from 2015, which indicates a degree in economics.
The second CV where is this time registered a doctorate in economics.
The latter will have to decide in the coming days. In response to Mediapart, Bernard Giudicelli indicated that he actually had “Obtained in 1980 a DESS in Tourism Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille II” and that the final diploma “Was delivered on September 26, 1983”.
If the facts are true, this would mean that Bernard Giudicelli could have contravened French law, which penalizes the theft of diplomas, but also the ethical rules of tennis, both those of the FFT and that of the ITF.
— to www.lequipe.fr