FIH: FIH EB discusses final preparations for Paris 2024

Lausanne, Switzerland: With less than 40 days to go to the next Olympiad, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) virtually met yesterday under the chairmanship of FIH President Tayyab Ikram, and received a detailed report about the current preparations that are stepping up every day for the Paris 2024 hockey tournaments.

The test event held at the historic Yves-du-Manoir Stadium – the only Olympic venue that was already used at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games! – was very fruitful and confirmed the readiness of the venue as well as the Paris 2024 team.

The FIH work ahead of the upcoming Olympics also includes supporting the overall objectives of the IOC and the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in terms of gender equality and sustainability, in particular. For example, FIH will have for the first-time in an Olympic Games mixed gender umpiring teams on the field of play.

FIH President Tayyab Ikram said: “The Olympic Games always offer a fantastic window to showcase our athletes. We’re very happy to have achieved, together with our colleagues from the IOC and Paris 2024, this level of readiness. All conditions are met for athletes to perform at their best and for fans to have a great time!”.

In his opening words, the FIH President congratulated both hosts of the FIH Hockey Nations Cup, namely Poland and Spain, for their outstanding efforts in organising these events so successfully.

The EB members approved the 2023 FIH audited accounts that show a very positive result. They were also informed about the latest updates regarding the preparations for the 2024 FIH Congress, the FIH technology and digital products as well as the FIH Centennial activities, amongst others.

FIH President Tayyab Ikram stated further: “The FIH Congress gives the opportunity to engage with all our stakeholders. It will be specifically designed to offer a unique platform to all National Associations and address a diverse range of topics”.

“I was very pleased with the way this EB meeting went. With a very open-minded and constructive spirit”, he added.

This was also the very first EB meeting attended by Chilean player Camila Caram – who just played at the FIH Hockey Nations Cup in Terrassa, Spain – and was recently appointed as co-chair of the FIH Athletes Committee and representing this Committee at the EB.

The next EB meeting will be held in Paris, during the Olympic Games, on 6-7 August.

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