UIPM President's Activities
03.02.-04.02.2019, Lucerne, SUI
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann met Pierre Portmann, CEO of UIPM sponsor Ram Watches, in the company’s head office in Cham/Lucerne. They discussed their continuing partnership for the coming years.
06.02.2019, Darmstadt, GER
President Dr Schormann welcomed Prof Dr Holger Preuss (UIPM Innovation Commission Member) to his President’s Office where they reviewed guidelines for tests of a proposed new format for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar (SEN), the first Olympic Games that will take place in Africa.
The new format is based on discussions and proposals made at the joint meeting of the UIPM Technical, Coaches and Athletes Committees in Frankfurt (GER) in January 2019.
They also discussed issues relating to the promotion of Modern Pentathlon through new media and points to business offices.
20.02.2019, Frankfurt, GER
President Dr Schormann briefed Prof Dr Heinz Zielinski (Chairman of the Sport Foundation of Hesse) during a meeting about Urban Games and the UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour (2017-2019). They discussed incorporated a Laser Run competition into a sport festival in the city centre of Frankfurt/Main from 2020 linked to the philosophy of Urban Games.
25.02.-03.03.2019, Cairo, EGY
During his visit to the season-opening UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Cup Cairo, the UIPM President had meetings with various representatives of participating national federations. The new President of the Turkey Modern Pentathlon Federation, Veli Ozan Cakir, briefed President Schormann about the new structure of pentathlon in Turkey and the development of the sport throughout the country.
For the first time in many years, an athlete from the Bahrain Modern Pentathlon Federation took part in the World Cup in Cairo. The team leader, Salah Alsubai, briefed the UIPM President on a new start for the federation, which will be strongly supported by the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation (EFMP).
Dr Schormann met on February 28 with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Prof Dr Ashraf Sobhy, to discuss the partnership between the Ministry and the EFMP in preparation of athletes for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo 2020.
Sharif Elerian, EFMP President, joined the meeting and they also discussed UIPM’s development sports, which offer the EFMP great opportunities to promote Pentathlon in Egypt. The Minister offered strong support for bilateral actions with other African pentathlon federations, on the basis that Cairo can become a training centre for the continent based on the knowledge, experiences and facilities there.
The UIPM President also met the Managing Director of Sabbour Group, Ahmed Sabbour, to discuss new investments at the Platinum Club in Cairo linked to a training facility for Fencing.
The EFMP President stated that his athletes would benefit from the new facility as it would enable them to train for all five disciplines in a compact way in the Platinum Club, which has become the annual host venue for the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup Cairo.
During the farewell ceremony on March 3, EFMP President Sharif Elerian awarded a group of Egyptian Olympians with a World Olympians Association (WOA) diploma in the name of WOA President Joel Bouzou, who is also UIPM Vice-President. UIPM President Dr Schormann joined the celebrations.
During the competition, the UIPM President met numerous times with UIPM Secretary General Shiny Fang to prepare important steps for the management of UIPM linked to flagship competitions – Pentathlon World Cups and Pentathlon World Championships – and preparations for the Pentathlon World Cup Final in June 2019 (a test event for Tokyo 2020) as well as general event preparation.
Dr Klaus Schormann, Sharif Elerian and Prof Dr Kostas Georgiadis present WOA certificates to a group of Egyptian Olympians at the farewell ceremony