Elizabeth "Sissy" Theurer ( born September 20, 1956 in Linz) is an Austrian dressage rider.
Theurer 1979 European champion and picked at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow the only gold medal for Austria. Since 1980, the Summer Games were boycotted by many nations and in many favorites could not attend Theurer's participation and their victory have been heavily criticized. All their great achievements came on horseback Mon Cherie.
1996 Elisabeth Max -Theurer was awarded the Golden Badge of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria. Since 2002 she is president of the Austrian Equestrian Federation ( OEPS ). In 2005 she was elected to the board of the Austrian Olympic Committee (Advisory Committee for Women's Issues ). Elisabeth Max -Theurer since 2005 Vice President and spokesperson of the Supervisory Board of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. In 2010 it was the 30th anniversary of her Olympic title from the province of Upper Austria awarded the title of consultant for the Upper Austrian Sports beings. On November 6, 2012 Elisabeth Max -Theurer was elected Vice President of the Austrian Olympic Committee.
In 1983 she married her coach Hans Max Today Hans and Elisabeth Max -Theurer live with their children Victoria and John at the castle Achleiten ( Kematen an der Krems ). Her daughter Victoria Max- Theurer is also a dressage rider and participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
Media campaign against Max -Theurer
The Austrian news magazine " News" reported in its issue of April 26, 2012 by the accusation that "union money will be wasted and the balance had been fined in 2010." Max -Theurer was in her capacity as President of the Austrian Equestrian Federation ( OEPS ) on charges of Bilanzschönung exposed and the waste of money .. Because of these allegations, the Federal Sports Organisation checked the proper use of public funds. During testing, the national sports organization could not detect any irregularities. The balance sheets of the OEPS be further prepared and audited by external independent auditors. The display has been covered since no suspicion existed .. Therefore, the OEPS could initiate legal action against these allegations. On August 21, 2012, the Regional Court sentenced for criminal matters in Vienna the AHVV Verlags GmbH (Periodic publication TODAY ), defamation (§ 6 MedienG ) and breach of identity protection ( § 7a MedienG ), to pay compensation and to the publication of the judgment (now TODAY ) condemned.
Civil litigation against the AHVV Verlags GmbH and News publishing group as well as against the supposedly initiators of the negative media campaign are pending.