POSTED: Saturday November 12th 2011
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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends 2011 UIPM Congress

UIPM's Honorary President His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Arriving at the Congress
UIPM's Honorary President His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Arriving at the Congress

UIPM's Honorary President His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Speaking at the Congress
UIPM's Honorary President His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Speaking at the Congress

UIPM Secretary General Joël Bouzou addressing the Congress
UIPM Secretary General Joël Bouzou addressing the Congress

A very successful 2011 UIPM Congress has been concluded at the Radisson Blu in Nice, France with all continents across the globe represented.

The day started with UIPM's Honorary President His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opening the Congress.

The Prince stated: "It is a major honour to come and speak to all you today in my capacity as UIPM's Honorary President. In the past years I have had the satisfaction of witnessing the positive developments of your sport, particularly the combined run and shoot event and the introduction of Laser Shooting which will bring greater proximity to the media, to young people and to wider audiences."

In a full productive day of meetings in the sunny French Riviera the following highlights took place:

UIPM become the 1st International Federation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) which stated steps for close collaboration in the future.

From the hard work of UIPM's Medical Executive Fabio Pigozzi the nations approved the no needle policy which has already been adapted by FIG, FISA & UCI. This assists UIPM in continuing it's clean sport legacy built up over the past 100 years.

Russian Modern Pentathlon's President Vjacheslav Aminov was elected by the Congress as UIPM's fifth Vice President in order to strengthen the Executive Board.
In order to give Modern Pentathlete coaches more of a voice, a Coaches Committee has been formed starting 1 January 2012.

Christine Bouthors for her lifelong contribution to Modern Pentathlon both Internationally and in France received the esteemed Medal of Honour from UIPM's President & Secretary General.

"The discussion of the congress was mainly on financial situations and future projects to make Modern Pentathlon more attractive to the media." stated UIPM's President Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann. Mr Schormann continued: "UIPM was very pleased as the Congress underlined the support of the laser shooting."
UIPM's Secretary General Joël Bouzou stated: "This was a very successful Congress, with a lot of important issues being discussed ahead of the very important Olympic Year. I was very happy to welcome delegates to Nice, which is very close to the UIPM Headquarters in Monaco."

The next edition of the UIPM Congress will be held in Buenos Aries, Argentina which is the same location as next week's 2011 Junior World Championships.

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Keywords · Modern Pentathlon · Olympics · Congress · Nice · France · Schormann · Bouzou · Prince Albert · Monaco Fence · Run · Swim · Ride · Shoot ·


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