The International Hockey Federation (FIH) was delighted to learn this week that FIH President, Tayyab Ikram, has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee’s President, Thomas Bach, to the IOC Olympic Solidarity Commission.
The Olympic Solidarity Commission is responsible for defining the main courses of action and managing the activities of Olympic Solidarity, for example by approving programmes and the related budgets, and monitoring their implementation. It enjoys financial, technical and administrative autonomy, and reports to the IOC Executive Board and President, keeping them regularly informed about the main decisions taken.
In a letter addressed to the FIH President, IOC President Thomas Bach wrote: “Having reviewed the composition of the IOC Commissions this year, in consultation with their respective chairs, it is a great pleasure for me to appoint you as a member of the Olympic Solidarity Commission. I thank you in advance for the valuable contribution you will provide to the work of the commission and look forward to the great pleasure of seeing you soon.”
Speaking on the appointment, Mr Ikram said: “It is a great honour for me to once again serve in the IOC Olympic Solidarity Commission, which has a huge impact on the athletes and in sports overall. It is a very important responsibility that I welcome wholeheartedly. The Commission does a lot for the welfare of athletes and the development of sport in all countries which has always been a personal mission of mine as well. My goal will be to not just help our sport of hockey, but also all athletes, no matter which sport they belong to.”