International Federation Icestocksport Receives Recognition by the International Olympic Committee!
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted provisional recognition to the International Federation Icestocksport (IFI). The decision was taken during the meeting of the IOC’s Executive Board (EB), which was held on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Lausanne (Switzerland). IFI serves as the international sports governing body of all Icestocksport disciplines.
IFI-President Manfred Schäfer commented on the recognition “We are extremely proud to be recognized by the IOC Executive Board now, formally joining the Olympic family and we will continue to work hard to promote the values as stated in the Olympic Charter and further manifested in IOC´s Olympic Agenda 2020. The world of Icestocksport thanks the IOC Executive Board and administration for their support and trust, and our National Federations from five continents, board of directors, and athletes for their enthusiasm and never-ending belief in this process.”
The International Olympic Committee in its formal release stated that the International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) “was granted provisional IOC recognition by the EB. This IF will now be able to receive funding from the IOC and can apply for development programmes. Full IOC recognition must be granted by the IOC Session after the probation period.”
“We are fully aware that we now have two years of continued work ahead of us to prepare IFI for the permanent recognition to be granted by the IOC Session,” added IFI-President Schäfer. “The Icestocksport family is looking ahead to exciting times and opportunities given by the recognition”.
In a letter to IFI President Manfred Schäfer, IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach wrote “Please accept my official welcome to the Olympic family as an IOC Recognised Federation and my congratulations to the IFI. The IOC looks forward to working in partnership with you for the benefit and development of your sport and your athletes.”
Your IFI Executive Board.
From now on, valid for your IFI:
Further interesting links:
- Official press statement:
- Video of official press conference after the meeting (go to minute 10):
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