The President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and IOC member Els van Breda Vriesman has been elected in the Board of Governors of the International Masters Games Association.

The election for one place in the IMGA Board of Governors was necessary because of the death of one of its members Cesare Becalli. Mrs. Van Breda Vriesman was elected in Athens, Greece on Monday.

Mrs. Van Breda Vriesman received almost unanimous support and is elected until 2010, the year of the next elections of the IMGA Board of Governors. The FIH officially joined the IMGA in August 2007.

The IMGA Board of Governors is composed as follows:

Kai Holm, IOC member, Former President of the Danish Olympic Committee.


  • Tamas Ajan, IOC member, President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)
  • Denis Oswald, IOC member, President of The International Rowing Federation (FISA)
  • Gian-Franco Kasper, IOC member, President of the International Skiing Federation (FIS)
  • Els van Breda Vriesman, IOC member, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH)
  • Tom Bacher, President of European Badminton Federation
  • Sue Harvey, Honorary President of The International Orienteering Federation (IOF)
  • Anders Besseberg, President International Biathlon Union (IBU)
  • Don Porter, President International Softball Federation (ISF)
  • Susie Simcock, Honorary President of The World Squash Federation (WSF)
  • Gunnar Werner, Honorary Secr. Gen. Of The Int.Swimming Federation (FINA)
  • Graham Duff, President of the Org. Committee for the World Masters Games 2002.