FIH President joins council for four years
FIH President Leandro Negre has been elected to the Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). The news was revealed at Wednesday’s ASOIF General Assembly in Sochi, Russia, with Mr. Negre receiving 20 out of 28 votes in the first round.
"I am immensely honoured and would like to thank the ASOIF family for their trust and support”, said a delighted Mr Negre, who will sit on the council for a four-year period. "After over six years as FIH President and having served as both a Continental and National Association President before that, I am convinced that I can make a positive contribution for the benefit of all ASOIF members. Our cooperation with ASOIF has always been very fruitful and I am very much looking forward to working closely with the other Council members in a constructive manner."
In addition, FIH CEO Kelly Fairweather has been leading the ASOIF Olympic and Multi-Sports Games Consultative Group since 2013. This expert group supports ASOIF's increased role in connection with the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games and other major multi-sports events like the Commonwealth Games.
The good news came on top of the announcement that FIH was named winner of the Branding category in the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Federation Awards during the SportAccord Convention in Sochi. To read more about that story, click