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Ivo Ferriani elected new AIOWF President


At its online General Assembly last week, the seven Winter Sport Federation members of AIOWF unanimously elected Ivo Ferriani, of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, as its new President. 

Heike Groesswang, also from IBSF, was named the new AIOWF Secretary General.

Ferriani is currently the president of the IBSF, a role he has held since 2010. He is replacing retiring AIOWF President Gian Franco Kasper from the International Ski Federation. 

Ferriani was a bobsleigh athlete from 1982-1990 and participated in the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. From there he moved onto coaching and management before serving as the Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Competition Manager for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

In 2016, Ferriani was elected a member of the IOC. He also serves on the IOC’s coordination Commission for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, the Sustainability and Legacy Commission, the Women in Sport as well as on the Entourage Commission. He has been a part of the IOC’s Executive Board as the AIOWF representative since 2018

The AIOWF members also recognized two long-term members who will retire following their respective Congresses. Josef Fendt (FIL) will retire following the election of a new president for the International Luge Federation later this month. Gian Franco Kasper (FIS) will also retire following his Federations’ Congress in May.

The original article can be found here.

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