FIH-IOC relations
in good order
The International Hockey Federation continues to enjoy a friendly and constructive working relationship with the International Olympic Committee President, H.E. Juan Antonio Samaranch. ?? In early October, FIH President Etienne Glichitch and Secretary General Els van Breda Vriesman were hosted at a private lunch meeting with Mr. Samaranch at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The focus of discussion was the future of hockey and the International Hockey Federation, of particular relevance now as Mr. Glichitch, FIH President for more than 10 years, will not be standing for re-election during the FIH Congress in November.

It is expected that a similarly amiable relationship will develop between the IOC and the new FIH President. The first important steps have already been taken to ensure this is the case. Mr. Glichitch and Mrs. van Breda Vriesman will be joining the newly-elected FIH President for an introductory meeting with Mr. Samaranch, scheduled for 3 December in Lausanne.