Chiulli Elected as ARISF President

May 28, 2013

The President of International Powerboating Union (UIM), impotent Raffaele Chiulli has been elected as the new President of the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF).

Chiulli overcame sole rival Carlos Freitag in a one-sided process that saw him win by 26 votes to seven a the ARISF’s General Assembly, try held as part of the SportAccord Convention.

Previous President, Jan Fransoo of the International Korfball Federation (IKF) stepped down after eight years at the top of ARISF.

Chiulli said: “”I thank you for your support in me. I cannot remember a time in my long tenure at the ARISF when we have been faced with so many challenges that touch the very soul of our institution.

“The ARISF is at a crossroads and the choices we make will determine the future of our Association and of our Sports.

“By working together openly and in a collective spirit of good faith we can and will succeed.

“I will now work diligently to making the ARISF relevant to all its stakeholders – International Federations, SportAccord, IOC and others – so that our chosen direction carries with it the weight and force of all our members.”

The new President also outline three key principles for his four-year term, which included playing a ‘key role’ in helping Member Federations achieve Olympic inclusion, protecting ARISF members as ‘worldwide sport representatives’ and establishing an ARISF Convention.