With the 2012 London Olympics just over a year away, the FIH is pleased to announce its Technical Delegates for both the men’s and women’s hockey tournaments.
Bjorn Isberg from Stockholm, Sweden and Laura Pigretti from Buenos Aires, Argentina, have accepted their appointments to head the men’s and women’s tournaments, respectively. Both will bring vast hockey experience to the Games.
Isberg comes to London with one Olympic Games already under his belt having served as an Assistant Technical Delegate in Beijing in 2008.
Isberg also worked the 2004 Olympic Qualifier in Madrid as a Technical Officer, the 2006 World Cup Qualifier in Guangzhou, China in 2006 as a Tournament Director and the 2006 World Cup in Mönchengladbach, Germany as a Technical Officer, a role he also fulfilled at the Hero Honda FIH World Cup in New Delhi, India 2010. Most recently, he was the Tournament Director at the FIH Indoor World Cup in Poznań, Poland in February of this year.
For Pigretti, the London Games will be her third Olympic experience as an FIH tournament official. In 2004 in Athens, Pigretti started as Judge at the Olympic Games. In 2008, she was an Assistant Technical Delegate. Pigretti also worked at two World Cups, in 2006 in Madrid, Spain and in 2010 in Rosario in her native Argentina, as a Technical Officer.
Pigretti’s experience also includes serving as the Tournament Director at the 2005 Champions Trophy in Canberra, the 2008 Olympic Qualifier in Vancouver, Canada and serving as the Tournament Director at the FIH World Cup Qualifier in 2010 in Santiago, Chile.
As the Technical Delegate at the London Games, Isberg and Pigretti will be the authority for all things competition related.