— Published 15 December 2021

Ivo Ferriani takes over as President

A new hat for Ivo Ferriani. The Italian leader, a former bobsleigh pilot and coach, has just been unanimously elected president of SportAccord. The election was held in virtual mode on Tuesday 14 December during the SportAccord executive committee meeting in Lausanne. Ivo Ferriani has been President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) since 2010, and President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) since last year, adding a new position to his collection. But it was expected since his appointment last month as GAIFS President, where he succeeded his compatriot Raffaele Chiulli. Ivo Ferriani is also a member of the IOC Executive Board and the Coordination Commission for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. In addition to the election of the Italian leader as President, the SportAccord Executive Committee voted in two new members: Ingmar De Vos, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) from Belgium, representing GAISF, and Luc Tardif, President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) from France, representing AIOWF. The next edition of SportAccord, of which FrancsJeux is a media partner, will take place from 15 to 20 May 2022 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.