Following his appointment to the IOC Coordination Commission, FIH President Tayyab Ikram stated:
“I am honored and humbled to be appointed as a Member of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games, and grateful for the recognition of my many years of commitment and service to international sport and the Olympic Movement.
I very much look forward to being able to contribute from my in-depth knowledge and understanding of Games planning and operations, gathered through 16 years of serving on Coordination Commissions for the Asian Games, both Summer and Winter, as well as having been involved in many Olympic Games in various roles, which has provided me with comprehensive insight into Games operations and, in particular, those of the Olympic Games.
My insight and understanding are built on event planning and management being my area of specialisation and built many years of professional experience, both in single- and multi-sport environments.
Furthermore, as athletes have been a key priority for me in all of my roles for many years - as evidenced for example in my role as Vice Chair of the Olympic Council of Asia Athletes Committee - I am keen to bring a strong focus on the athlete experience and athlete welfare to the agenda.
Sincerest thanks once again to the IOC and President Thomas Bach for their continued trust and this opportunity to contribute, in a new capacity.”