POSTED: Saturday October 20th 2012

Schormann Re-Elected & Bouzou Turns from Secretary General to Vice President

Schormann & Bouzou are elected as President & Vice President
Schormann & Bouzou are elected as President & Vice President

After a very constructive first day of the 64th UIPM Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, half of the UIPM Executive Board have been elected for the next 4 years, with the remaining elections to be held tomorrow.

UIPM President Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann (GER), who was elected unopposed for a 6th consecutive term stated: “As UIPM President for the 6th time and the unanimous way I was elected has touched me. This also shows and underlines that all the members of the union completely support me as President, and my vision for the future and the changes under my guidance that have been made over the past years. I Promise to the federations, that just as I have done the past years, I will give all my energy, together with my colleagues from the Executive Board to serve the athletes to make our sport strong and attractive to stay for ever in the Olympic Movement.”

Joël Bouzou (FRA) was elected as Vice President after stepping down as the UIPM Secretary General, a position that he has held for the past 15 years. The Peace & Sport and World Olympians Association President said after his election: “Taking into consideration my other positions in Peace & Sport and the World Olympians Association which requires a lot of energy, I had the wish to step down, in order not to be caught by administrative duties at UIPM, but still had the desire to remain involved on the political side as I have Modern Pentathlon in the blood. Since a long time, I have I had discussions on the matter with the President, as well as with the Executive Board and I look forward to staying involved with UIPM for considerable future.”

The other 4 Vice President’s elected were: IOC Executive Board Member Juan Antonio Samaranch (ESP), Asian Modern Pentathlon Confederation Secretary General Kuisung Choi (KOR), President of ACODEPA Ivar Sisniega (MEX) and Russian Modern Pentathlon President Viacheslav Aminov (RUS).

Sisniega, who has been Vice President since 1996 stated: “I am happy and excited to be serving another term. I look forward to working for the growth of our sport globally and to continue with the modernisation of our sport.”

1976 Olympic Champion Janusz Peciak (POL) secured the majority vote to become the UIPM Sports director. Peciak stated: “I am very happy, especially as I secured a lot of votes. My main goal of my term is to make the rules simpler, and listen to the athletes, as they know best. I would like to thank the previous Sports Director José Santos, who did a fantastic job in tough circumstances.”

The Technical Committee that Peciak will be chairing is: Marcelo Goncalez (BRA), Walid Sayed (EGY), Endre Kovats (ESP), Corine Bouzou (FRA), Bernhard Petrushinski (GER), Carlo Passiatore (ITA), Dongkook Chung (KOR) José Santos (POR), Dmitry Menshikov (RUS) and Vladimir Miller (SVK).

Alexander Peirits (AUT) and Helio Mereilles (BRA) retained their positions of Honorary Auditors, which they have had for the past 4 years and the Medical Committee will be consist of: Natalia Ofitserova (BLR) and Marco Michelucci (BRA), Atanas Andreev (BUL), Fabio Pigozzi (ITA).

Follow the rest of the elections and the decisions on motions tomorrow at

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