Bruno Grandi Re-Elected as FIG Presdent

By Community | October 29, 2012

At the 79th FIGCongress, Bruno Grandi was re-elected as President of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) for a further four years. 

Grandi received 68 votes while fellow candidates Vasily Titov (RUS) and Adrian Stoica (ROU) garnered 24 and 14 votes respectively. Hence the General Assembly renewed its confidence in the current President, who was first elected back in 1996 at the Congress in Atlanta (USA). 

The President will be supported by three vice-presidents. Previous incumbents Slava Corn (CAN), Dr Michel Léglise (FRA) have had their mandates extended, and they will be joined by Vasily Titov (RUS), who has been elected to the position for the first time. Slava Corn polled 57 votes during the first ballot, while Michel Léglise and Vasily Titov received 55 and 45 votes respectively in the second ballot. 

There are several new faces at the helm of the FIG technical committees, namely Steve Butcher (USA) for Men’s Artistic, Nataliya Kuzmina (RUS) – Rhythmic and Rosy Taeymans (BEL) – Acrobatic.

Meanwhile, the following have been re-elected as the presidents of their respective technical committees: Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist (SWE – Gymnastics for All), Nellie Kim (BLR – Women’s Artistic), Horst Kunze (GER – Trampoline) and Mireille Ganzin (FRA – Aerobic). 

In addition to the presidents of the TCs and the unions, the FIG Executive Committee has a further seven members, and six of these were newly elected in Cancun. Meanwhile, Ron Froehlich (USA) was re-elected to the position of auditor. 

The General Assembly then welcomed five new federations into the FIG fold, thanks to a near majority vote: Angola (ANG), Benin (BEN), Bahrain (BRN), Cambodia (CAM) and Turkmenistan (TKM). Consequently, at the conclusion of the 79th Congress, the FIG now boasts 134 member federations, of which 131 are affiliated members and three associate members.

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