UIPM President's Activities
04-17 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, ARG
At the beginning of their visit to the 3rd Youth Olympic Summer Games, UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann and Secretary General Shiny Fang took part in the 1st IOC Olympism in Action Forum on October 5/6.
The aim of this new forum is for the IOC to engage openly with the broader public and discuss how sport can create positive change around the world, following the joint march of athletes from North and South Korea in Pyeongchang (KOR) at the Olympic Winter Games 2018.
On October 8/9 the UIPM President and Secretary General joined the 133rd IOC Session, where it was confirmed that the 4th Youth Olympic Summer Games will take place in Africa for the first time – in Dakar (SEN) in 2022.
Nine new IOC Members were elected and there were progress reports from the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Summer) and Beijing 2022 (Winter). The IOC Session adopted the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration.
Dr Schormann and Mrs Fang were joined at the IOC Session by UIPM 1st Vice-President (and IOC Vice President) Juan Antonio Samaranch and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, UIPM Honorary President.
They also had the opportunity to meet with Patrick Baumann, President of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Mr Baumann sadly died a few days later.
During the Youth Olympic Games, President Dr Schormann visited a variety of sports to form a clear picture of the YOG programme. He took the opportunity to speak with IOC Members, National Olympic Committee Presidents and Secretary Generals and International Federation colleagues about the global movement of sport and the power of sport to create a more peaceful world with more respect and understanding between cultures.
During the Modern Pentathlon (Tetrathlon) competition, he met a large number of UIPM National Federation representatives, who were accompanying young athletes at the Games, to discuss future development possibilities and a system for helping athletes achieve a more secure lifetime after sport.
The UIPM President was involved in the award ceremonies for three categories, alongside IOC Executive Board Members Willi Kaltschmitt Lujan (GUA) and Nicole Hoevertsz (ARU) and IOC Member Kirsty Coventry (ZIM).
It was a great honour for UIPM that the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach attended the
swimming discipline of the Mixed Relay on October 16. Dr Bach was briefed by Dr Schormann and Mrs Fang on the Mixed Relay procedure, and afterwards he met with the Athlete Role Models, Yane Marques (BRA) and Charles Fernández (GUA), to speak about general points relating to athlete needs.
25.-28. Oct. 2018 Hurghada, EGY
President Dr Schormann attended the UIPM Biathle/Triathle World Championships and met Sharif Elerian, President of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation (EMPF), to discuss the role of Egypt in Africa and in the Middle East for the development of Modern Pentathlon.
The EMPF is an important pillar for UIPM based around Pentathlon World Cup Cairo, which has been an annual fixture on the UIPM calendar for several years. UIPM Executive Board Member Aya Medany (Chair of the UIPM Athletes Committee) joined the UIPM President during this competition and took part in award ceremonies.
President Schormann also had special meetings with various chiefs of delegations and was
briefed about their national needs. Among them were Igor Panin (President, Ukrainian Modern Pentathlon Federation), Sunil Purnapatre (President, Modern Pentathlon Federation of India), Khoshal Sarwari (President, Modern Pentathlon Federation of Afghanistan) and representatives from Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Great Britain.