Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, has been elected to the presidency of the AIOWF, the association that brings together the international federations of winter Olympic sports.
During the General Assembly held yesterday by video-conference, the 60 year old from Piedmont, member of the National Council of CONI, was voted unanimously by the seven members (FIS, IBU, IBSF, WCF, IIHF, ISU and FIL). He succeeds Gian Franco Kasper, head of the association since 2014. The Assembly instead chose Heike Größwang for the role of Secretary General, a position she also holds in the IBSF.
Ferriani has been President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation since 2010, and has been an executive member of the IOC since 2018.
His election at the head of the AIOWF confirms the international appreciation and competence of Italian sports managers. The ASOIF, the Association of Summer International Olympic sports Federations, is led by another member of the CONI Board: Francesco Ricci Bitti, Honorary President of the International Tennis Federation, is preparing to be re-elected (as the sole candidate) for his third and final term at the ASOIF General Assembly, scheduled to be held by video-conference on 9th November.