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12.11.2017 , 16:10 Uhr - Nachrichten - cie

IHF Congress: Moustafa re-elected, re-run for election of 1st vice-president and protest from Russia

Re-elected: IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa
Re-elected: IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa
This weekend the XXXVI Ordinary Congress of the International Handball Federation (IHF) took place. Representatives of Member Federations met in Antalya, Turkey. There were several elections: President Dr Hassan Moustafa was re-elected, no surprise because there was no other candidate for this position. But there were question marks by voting the so-called 1st Vice-President and the two new members of the Executive Committee. Sergey Shishkarev, president of the Russian Handball Federation, was rejected as a candidate for this position and protested against the decision and questioned the legal grounds for the working group making this decision.

"2016 was a tremendously successful year. Everything was achieved by working together", said Dr Hassan Moustafa already in his opening speech of the Congress. "I am pleased to hear from each Federation about their development programmes, to help and support you and hear exactly what you need from us," concluded the IHF-President according to the Homepage of the IHF. His motion to split the Panamerican Handball Federation in one for the North and one for the South was sent from the Congress to the IHF Council for making the final decision.

"Spain`s Miguel Roca Mas was initially re-elected as the IHF`s first vice-president, but the contest was ultimately re-run. It followed a delegate claiming that the vote was `not carried out according to the IHF`s statutes`. The second vote saw Joel Deplanque, the former President of the French Handball Federation, elected to the position by a 69-63 margin", the website insidethegames.biz reports about the election of the so-called 1st Vice-President.

Sergey Shishkarev, president of the Russian Handball Federation, wanted to be a candidate for the election of two members to the Executive Committee of the IHF. But he was rejected as a candidate for this position. "Not fulfilling criterion of 6-years high-level involvement in handball", the working group judged. Shishkarev protested against the decision and questioned the legal grounds for the working group making this decision. Russia, who had previously bid to host the 2019 IHF Congress, withdrew, and the awarding of this event will, therefore, be decided by the Council of the IHF.

Results of the Elections at the Congress of the International Handball Federation:

IHF President: Dr Hassan Moustafa (EGY)
IHF 1st Vice-President: Joel Delplanque (FRA)
Treasurer: Anna Rapp (SWE)
Executive Committee - two new members: Narcisa Lecusanu (ROU), Frantisek Taborsky (CZE)
Chairperson of the Commission of Organising and Competition: Per Bertelsen (DEN)
Chairperson of the Playing Rules and Referees Commission: Ramon Gallego (ESP)
Chairperson of the Commission of Coaching and Methods: Dietrich Spate (GER)
Chairperson of the Medical Commission: Dr Francois Gnamian (CIV)
Chairperson of the Commission for Development: Raquel Pedercini Marinho (CAN)
Chairperson of the Arbitration Tribunal: Zoran Radojicic (MNE)
Chairperson of the Arbitration Commission: Tomislav Grahovac (CRO)
Chairperson of the Ethics Commission: Hussein Moustafa Fathy (EGY)