FIH President Tayyab Ikram recently embarked on a mission to bolster relationships and enhance the international reach and recognition of hockey during his ongoing visit to the Hangzhou Asian Games. Through a series of significant meetings and exchanges, President Ikram and the FIH have taken significant strides towards promoting and developing the sport of hockey on a global scale. These interactions not only signify the commitment to the growth of hockey but also honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to its success.
- Quanhai Li, World Sailing President
One of many significant meetings during President Ikram's visit was with Quanhai Li, the President of World Sailing. The two sports leaders engaged in discussions about the importance of fostering a cooperative spirit among international sports organizations. In recognition of the collaboration between the two sporting organizations, Mr. Ikram awarded Quanhai Li with the “Greatest Appreciation” on behalf of the hockey family, highlighting the importance of working together to promote and develop sports on the international stage.
- Jin Chenglong, Hangzhou Sports Bureau DG, and Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee Deputy Sec Gen
Jin Chenglong, the Director General of the Hangzhou Sports Bureau and Deputy Secretary-General of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, played a crucial role in ensuring the success of the Hangzhou Asian Games. In recognition of his outstanding contributions exclusively to hockey, Mr. Tayyab Ikram presented him the “Greatest Appreciation”. This award underlines the commitment of the local organizers to support and promote hockey during the Asian Games.
- Antonio Arimany, World Triathlon Secretary-General, ICAS Vice-President
Antonio Arimany, the Secretary-General of World Triathlon and Vice-President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) met with President Ikram. The two sports leaders discussed potential collaborations between hockey and triathlon to encourage sports enthusiasts to explore multiple disciplines. As a token of appreciation for Mr. Arimany's efforts to promote sports and international cooperation, President Ikram presented him with a special FIH memento. This gesture symbolizes the spirit of collaboration and goodwill between the two organizations, fostering a sense of unity within the global sports community.
President Ikram's visit to the Hangzhou Asian Games marks a significant step forward in strengthening global relationships and enhancing the international recognition of hockey. These meetings and exchanges not only acknowledge the contributions of individuals and organizations to the sport but also highlight the spirit of collaboration within the international sports community. As hockey continues to grow and thrive on a global scale, the FIH President efforts serve as a testament to the commitment of the FIH to the promotion and development of the sport.