By Emily Goddard

Istvan KaracsonyAugust 7 - Istvan Karacsony, a former member of the men's artistic gymnastics technical panel, has become the second official to be stripped of his International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) membership after "irregularities" were found at judges' courses in Europe.

The Hungarian (pictured top), who had his honorary membership "rescinded", has also been suspended from all events until the end of 2014 following the FIG Disciplinary Commission ruling on the course, which took place in Bucharest last February.

Meanwhile, Romanian judge Dragos Birzu has had all his results revoked and must sit the examination again.

Last month, FIG suspended its entire former rhythmic gymnastics technical committee, stripped the committee's President Maria Szyszkowska - the Pole who was the top official in the discipline at the London 2012 Olympics - of her membership and annulled all courses in the discipline as part of the scandal.

The investigation into the three judges' courses in Bucharest, Moscow and Alicante also implicates 56 judges.

The officials have 21 days to appeal the verdict.

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