The new FIH office in Lausanne, Switzerland opened today, Tuesday 4 January, exactly on schedule.

Els van Breda Vriesman, FIH President commented, "The new home for the hockey family is a brand-new, purpose-built headquarters in the heart of the Olympic Capital. The state-of-the-art premises will provide an optimum environment and location from which to promote, develop and administer hockey’s interests worldwide."

An official opening will follow on Friday 4 March 2005, by Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Our new address:

International Hockey Federation/Federation Internationale de Hockey

Residence du Parc

Rue du Valentin 61

1004 Lausanne

Suisse

Tel: +41 21 641 0606

Fax: +41 21 641 0607

Email addresses for all staff will remain the same until further notice.